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peter1

Syllabification: pe·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈpētər
 
/

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.
Synonyms
fizzle out, fade (away), die away/out, dwindle, diminish, taper off, tail off, trail away/off, wane, ebb, melt away, evaporate, disappear, come to an end, subside

Origin

early 19th century: of unknown origin.

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peter2

Syllabification: pe·ter
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈpētər/

noun

informal

Origin

late Middle English: from the given name Peter, applied in many transferred uses. The current sense dates from the early 20th century.

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peter3

Line breaks: peter
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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Peter4

Syllabification: Pe·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈpēdər
 
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noun

Either of two books of the New Testament, epistles ascribed to St. Peter.
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  • The purpose of this blog is to share and discuss info about recent New Testament research with a particular emphasis on 1 Peter.
  • The biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan dates the account of the passion within the Gospel of Peter to the middle of the first century C.E.

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