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English definition of “fizzle”

fizzle

verb [I]     /ˈfɪz.əl/
mainly US to gradually end: Interest in the project fizzled after the funding was withdrawn .Coming to an endCausing something to end UK to make a weak continuous 's' sound : The fire fizzled miserably in the rain .Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
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