Phrasal Verbs

fizzle out

This page is about the phrasal verb fizzle out


If something fizzles out, it slowly loses its power or strength, and then ends weakly.


peter out

For example

  • fizzle out For the first couple of weeks, everybody was talking about the new reality TV show, but the excitement soon fizzled out and no-one talks about it now.

  • fizzle out There used to be a lot of interest in the band, but it fizzled out when their lead singer quit and started a solo career.

Quick Quiz

Makiko and Hiro were best friends in high school, and then their friendship fizzled out when they

a. went to different colleges

b. studied at the same college

c. shared an apartment

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