gutter out


guttered out; guttering out; gutters out

intransitive verb

: to become gradually weaker and then go out
the candle guttered out
: to end feebly or undramatically
his screen career had slowly guttered out

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gutter out was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Gutter out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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