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  • noun slang Plural form of peter.; penises.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of peter.


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  • HAMMER: And I think a lot of people will be looking to her for strength as this thing kind of peters out in the near future.

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  • The way the series just kind of peters out at the end is heart-breaking.

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  • The FAA does the best it can with the hand it is dealt, with the money it has to do it, but the system kind of peters because, frankly, it could use -- it could use some serious upgrading.

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  • Cate Blanchette is an inspired choice for a villain "Dos vedanya, Dr. Jones" and looks great but her character arc kind of peters out in the Big Huh of the film's last act.

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  • At the beginning of Central Avenue, where it kind of peters out at the foot of our hill, we stopped to make sure it went straight west.

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  • As you can see, my knowledge kind of peters out towards the end there; is this a realistic undertaking for me (a classroom technician who happens to use Macs - NOT trained in any of this) and the Mac-phobic IT department (who would prefer switching all of our workstations to PC)?

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  • The album starts out nicely enough, but by the end it kind of peters out.


  • Even a scene in which Barry has his dream come true -- a cougar Angie Everhart lures him into a bathroom to have sex with him -- peters out, so to speak.

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  • But in the film one soldier's mother calls in to complain about his description of the events and an investigation is launched that peters out.

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  • The blackouts between scenes seem to take far longer than necessary and ultimately it just peters out.

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