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fizzle

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verb fiz·zle \ˈfi-zəl\

: to gradually fail or end

fiz·zledfiz·zling \-z(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of FIZZLE

intransitive verb
1
:  fizz
2
:  to fail or end feebly especially after a promising start —often used with out

Examples of FIZZLE

  1. <oozing gobs of grease, a pair of fatty burgers fizzled on the grill>

Origin of FIZZLE

perhaps alteration of fist to break wind
First Known Use: 1840

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noun

Definition of FIZZLE

:  an abortive effort :  failure

Examples of FIZZLE

  1. <the home team's unexpected fizzle in that last game cost them the championship>
  2. <the play was a fizzle, opening and closing the same night>

First Known Use of FIZZLE

1846

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