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English verb: peter out

1. peter out (stative) end weakly

SamplesThe music just petered out--there was no proper ending.

Synonymsfizzle, fizzle out, taper off

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)discontinue

2. peter out (body) use up all one's strength and energy and stop working

SamplesAt the end of the march, I pooped out.

Synonymsconk out, poop out, run down, run out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)fatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary

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