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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: To fizzle out (0.01049 detik)
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English → English (gcide) Definition: To fizzle out fizzle \fiz"zle\ (f[i^]z"z'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. fizzled (f[i^]z"z'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. fizzling (f[i^]z"zl[i^]ng).] [See Fizz.] 1. To make a hissing sound. [1913 Webster] It is the easiest thing, sir, to be done, As plain as fizzling. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a ridiculous failure in an undertaking, especially after a good start; to achieve nothing. [Colloq. or Low] [1913 Webster +PJC] A four-day rally in stocks fizzled yesterday amid renewed fears that strong economic growth may prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. --Sharon R. King (N. Y. Times, May 6, 1998). [PJC] To fizzle out, to burn with a hissing noise and then go out, like wet gunpowder; hence: to fail completely and ridiculously; to prove a failure. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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