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]

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