fizzle

(redirected from fizzled)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to fizzled: fizzed

fizzle out

 
1. Lit. [for a liquid] to lose its effervescence. This seltzer has fizzled out. I need a fresh glass of it.
2. Fig. [for an item in a fireworks display] to fail to operate properly, often producing only a hiss. That last rocket fizzled out. Set off another one. A lot of the fireworks fizzled out because it was raining.
3. Fig. to fade or become ineffectual gradually. The party began to fizzle out about midnight. The last clerk I hired fizzled out after the first week.
See also: fizzle, out

fizzle out

to end in a disappointing way I dated him a for a while, but our so-called romance fizzled out rather quickly.
See also: fizzle, out

fizzle out

Fail, end weakly, especially after a hopeful beginning. For example, The enthusiasm for reform has fizzled out in this state. The word fizzle dates from the early 1500s and meant "to break wind without making noise." Later it was applied to hissing noises, such as those made by wet fireworks, and then to any endeavor that ends in disappointment. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
See also: fizzle, out

fizzle out

v.
To come gradually to an end by growing fainter, weaker, less active, or less frequent: I lit the fuse of the firecracker, but it fizzled out. The party finally fizzled out after midnight.
See also: fizzle, out

fizzle

(ˈfɪzlæ)
1. n. a failure; something that sputters away. The whole project was a fizzle.
2. in. to fail; to peter out. The whole plan fizzled, and we had to start over.
3. and a wild card word for words beginning with F , such as fuck, fool. (Streets. Also for other words with initial F.) That dude is such a fizzle!
References in periodicals archive ?
Paleontologists have long regarded vertebrates as latecomers who straggled into evolutionary history after much of the initial sound and fury had fizzled.
If Mars did boast a far stronger magnetic field eons ago, the field probably fizzled as the planet cooled.
The carb craze has fizzled and our customer research shows people are looking for balanced food options including whole wheat products," said Bruegger's CEO James Greco.
The first-half was one of the best in recent football memory but it fizzled out as Drom Broadford came strong and the champions bid to keep their crown fizzled out.
Little Feat's Lowell George can rest easy in his grave, but Hoge, who has been doing a lot of small-town touring since his big-label debut, ``Carousel,'' fizzled, has put together a likable 10-song collection.
Los Angeles alternately sizzled and fizzled with Dance Kaleidoscope's ambitious blending of California classics and fresh-faced performers.
Cores drilled into the sediments beneath the surface of the mud volcano contained radish-size clumps of hydrates, which fizzled and evaporated quickly when brought to the ship.
After the run-up, the housing market as well as the economy fizzled.
has much of the LNG it imports today is because of the three relatively recently revitalized LNG terminals, built in the 1970s and early 1980s during an LNG boom that fizzled.
But as Giacomo's rally fizzled, High Limit seized the lead and drew away to a 4 1/2 length victory in the $300,000 Strub in front of 20,263at Santa Anita.
When people talk about their bubbles bursting, they usually mean their dreams have fizzled.
Earlier rulings by Judge Owen detail a tale of gamesplaying by Jones and outright deceit by WBC officials as Jones maneuvered to reclaim his title without having to fight Rocchigiani after Jones' initial 1997 bid to become a heavyweight contender fizzled.
But now that the actual planning has begun, those features have fizzled into the reality that those promises were as hollow as the credibility of the plan itself.
His tiny particles also might redeem hundreds of mothballed drug candidates -- ones that showed early promise in test tubes but fizzled in animal or human trials.
The possible joint venture between Barone's in Sherman Oaks and the Matterhorn Chef in Valley Glen has fizzled.