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      vb   intr  
1    to make a hissing or bubbling sound  
2    often foll. by out  
Informal   to fail or die out, esp. after a promising start  
3    a hissing or bubbling sound; fizz  
4    Informal   an outright failure; fiasco  
     (C16: probably from obsolete fist to break wind)  
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fizzle out

abort, collapse, come to nothing, die away, end in disappointment, fail, fall through, fold     (informal)   miss the mark, peter out  

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frizzle, fizz, fizzer, frizzler

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