Definition of damp squibBritish
- The company's stock turned out to be something of a damp squib.
: to affect with or as if with a noxious gas : choke
: to diminish the activity or intensity of
: to check the vibration or oscillation of (something, such as a string or a voltage)
: being confused, bewildered, or shocked : stupefied
: depressed, dull
: slightly or moderately wet : moist
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