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peter1

Syllabification: pe·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈpēdər
 
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verb

[no object]
Decrease or fade gradually before coming to an end: the storm had petered out
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with peter

Akita, Anita, arboreta, beater, beta, Bhagavadgita, cheater, cheetah, Demeter, Dieter, dolce vita, eater, eta, Evita, excreta, fetor, granita, greeter, heater, Juanita, litre (US liter), Lolita, maltreater, margarita, meter, metre, Peta, praetor (US pretor), repeater, Rita, saltpetre (US saltpeter), secretor, Senhorita, señorita, Sita, skeeter, teeter, terra incognita, theta, treater, tweeter, ureter, veleta, zeta

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Syllabification: pe·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈpēdər
 
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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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