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fizzle

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verb fiz·zle \ˈfi-zəl\

Definition of fizzle

fizzled

fizzling

play \-z(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  fizz

  3. 2 :  to fail or end feebly especially after a promising start —often used with out

Examples of fizzle in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of fizzle

perhaps alteration of fist to break wind


First Known Use: 1840


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fizzle

noun fiz·zle

Definition of fizzle

  1. :  an abortive effort :  failure

Examples of fizzle in a sentence

  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>

1846

First Known Use of fizzle

1846


FIZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

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fizzle

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verb fiz·zle \ˈfi-zəl\

Definition of fizzle for English Language Learners

  • : to gradually fail or end


FIZZLE Defined for Kids

fizzle

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verb fiz·zle \ˈfi-zəl\

Definition of fizzle for Students

fizzled

fizzling

  1. :  to fail after a good start <Our winning streak fizzled out.>



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