peter out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"peter out" in British English

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peter out

phrasal verb with peter uk   /ˈpiː.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/ verb
to ​graduallystop or ​disappear: The ​fighting which ​started in the ​night had petered out by ​morning. The ​track petered out after a ​mile or so.
(Definition of peter out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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peter out

 /ˈpi·t̬ər ˈɑʊt/
phrasal verb with peter verb
to be ​reducedgradually so that nothing is ​left: We ​thought the ​storm would peter out.
(Definition of peter out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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