verb (used without object), fiz·zled, fiz·zling.
Origin of fizzle
Examples from the Web for fizzle
Could Occupy Wall Street yet prove a harbinger rather than a fizzle?
He predicted that without more mobilization and pressure from outside, reform could “fizzle.”
But the thing about phenoms is they can come in hot and then fizzle into a lower voltage of play.Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks: The Science Behind Winning|Clark Merrefield|February 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If U.S.-Pakistan cooperation were in fact to fizzle, clearly such operations would be compromised.
Protests have come and gone, and plans for large-scale demonstrations often fizzle."We Are All Khaled Said": Will the Revolution Come to Egypt?|Mike Giglio|January 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
There was no use in trying to disguise the fact any longer; he was a fizzle.Claim Number One|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
One only does this sort of thing when the function is a fizzle.Mr. Punch In Society|Various
The fizzle is generally made because daddy and mama have a lot of foolish notions about bringing up girls.Think|Col. Wm. C. Hunter
I hate to see things go so far and then make a fizzle of it.Wheat and Huckleberries|Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
The scene promised to be as big a “fizzle” as the one shot the previous day.Ruth Fielding Down East|Alice B. Emerson