There are 3 definitions of peter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːtə
 
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verb

[no object]
  • Decrease or fade gradually before coming to an end: the storm had petered out
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    • Gradually Barcelona had petered out in that first half, Ronaldinho in particular.
    • A path petered out a few feet from my washing line at the back.
    • The men in green will be disappointed with their performance as their smooth first half petered out in the second.

Origin

early 19th century: of unknown origin.

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There are 3 definitions of peter in English:

peter2

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːtə
 
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noun

informal
  • 1A man’s penis.
  • 2Australian/NZ A prison cell.
  • 3A safe or trunk.

Origin

late Middle English: from the given name Peter, applied in many transferred uses. Current senses date from the 19th century.

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peter3

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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːtə(r)
 
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noun & verb

Bridge
  • another term for echo. West started by cashing two top diamonds, on which East petered

Origin

late 19th century: from Blue Peter (the invitation to one's partner to play a further lead in the suit being likened to the raising of this flag).

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