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.
Early 19th century: of unknown origin.
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