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flicker out

To become less powerful before ceasing altogether. When the lights flickered out, we knew the storm outside was to blame.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

flicker out

[for a flame] to dwindle, little by little, until it goes out. The candle flickered out, leaving us in total darkness. When the last flame flickered out, the room began to get cold.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flicker out

v.
To waver in intensity and then completely subside: The candle burned for an hour and then flickered out.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Three squares flickered from black to white and back, and one square flickered out of phase with the others (white to black), which should draw more attention because it is the 'odd man out'.