Petered
Peter Pet"er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Petered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Petering}.] [Etymol. uncertain.] To become exhausted; to run out; to fail; -- used generally with out; as, that mine has petered out. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • petered — pe·ter || pɪːtÉ™(r) v. diminish and come to a stop; give out, expire; fade, die out …   English contemporary dictionary

  • peter out — verb 1. end weakly (Freq. 1) The music just petered out there was no proper ending • Syn: ↑taper off, ↑fizzle out, ↑fizzle • Hypernyms: ↑discontinue • …   Useful english dictionary

  • peter out — {v.}, {informal} To fail or die down gradually; grow less; become exhausted. * /After the factory closed, the town pretty well petered out./ * /The mine once had a rich vein of silver, but it petered out./ * /But as he thought of her, his anger… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • peter out — {v.}, {informal} To fail or die down gradually; grow less; become exhausted. * /After the factory closed, the town pretty well petered out./ * /The mine once had a rich vein of silver, but it petered out./ * /But as he thought of her, his anger… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • peter — 1. (Peter) (3481↑, 1494↓) Peter is a name for a lovely, lovely boy. I love Peter. Same, he s a great guy. Author: Dah ling http://peter.urbanup.com/2788705 2. (peter) (3162↑, 1536↓) machine, sexy, hot and makes girls go crazy …   Urban English dictionary

  • peter\ out — v informal To fail or die down gradually; grow less; become exhausted. After the factory closed, the town pretty well petered out. The mine once had a rich vein of silver, but it petered out. But as he thought of her, his anger slowly petered out …   Словарь американских идиом

  • peter out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms peter out : present tense I/you/we/they peter out he/she/it peters out present participle petering out past tense petered out past participle petered out to gradually become smaller or weaker before coming… …   English dictionary

  • Peter — Pet er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Petered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Petering}.] [Etymol. uncertain.] To become exhausted; to run out; to fail; used generally with out; as, that mine has petered out. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Petering — Peter Pet er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Petered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Petering}.] [Etymol. uncertain.] To become exhausted; to run out; to fail; used generally with out; as, that mine has petered out. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • History of Palestine — See also: Time periods in the region of Palestine and Timeline of the name Palestine The history of Palestine is the study of the past in the region of Palestine, the region between the southern Mediterranean coastal plains and the Syrian… …   Wikipedia

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