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fizzle

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a falling short of one's goals
  • the home team's unexpected fizzle in that last game cost them the championship

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2 something that has failed
  • the play was a fizzle, opening and closing the same night

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fizzle

verb

Synonyms of fizzle (Entry 2 of 2)

to make a sound like that of stretching out the speech sound \s\
  • oozing gobs of grease, a pair of fatty burgers fizzled on the grill

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The first known use of fizzle was in 1840

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“Fizzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fizzle. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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