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 Dictionary entry overview: What does peter out mean? 

PETER OUT (verb)
  The verb PETER OUT has 2 senses:

1. end weakly
2. use up all one's strength and energy and stop working

  Familiarity information: PETER OUT used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PETER OUT (verb)

Sense 1peter out [BACK TO TOP]


End weakly

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations


fizzle; fizzle out; peter out; taper off

Context example:

The music just petered out--there was no proper ending

Hypernyms (to "peter out" is one way to...):

discontinue (come or be at an end)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sense 2peter out [BACK TO TOP]


Use up all one's strength and energy and stop working

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care


poop out; conk out; peter out; run down; run out

Context example:

At the end of the march, I pooped out

Hypernyms (to "peter out" is one way to...):

fatigue; jade; pall; tire; weary (get tired of something or somebody)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

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