- Decrease or fade gradually before coming to an end: the storm had petered outMás ejemplos en oraciones
- 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.
early 19th century: of unknown origin.