English version

peter out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpeter out phrasal verbSTOP HAPPENINGto gradually become smaller, less, weaker etc and then come to an end The road became narrower and eventually petered out. Public interest in the environment is in danger of petering out. peter→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
peter outBy midday the rain had petered out.The protest campaign petered out after a few weeks.The road petered out into a muddy track.
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Verb table
peter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypeter
he, she, itpeters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypetered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave petered
he, she, ithas petered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad petered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill peter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have petered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam petering
he, she, itis petering
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you, we, theyare petering
Past
I, he, she, itwas petering
you, we, theywere petering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been petering
he, she, ithas been petering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been petering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be petering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been petering
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