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fizzle

fiz·zle

fizzle

 
pronunciation:
fI zl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: fizzled, fizzles, fizzling
definition 1: to hiss or sputter, esp. if the sound slowly fades.
definition 2: (informal) to fail or end badly in spite of a good beginning.
My plans to write a best seller fizzled.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a hiss or sputter, esp. one that slowly fades.
definition 2: (informal) a failure; flop.
similar words:
bust
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