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verb [intransitive] American English pronunciation: fizzle /ˈfɪz(ə)l/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyfizzle
he/she/itfizzles
present participlefizzling
past tensefizzled
past participlefizzled
present tense
I/you/we/theyfizzle out
he/she/itfizzles out
present participlefizzling out
past tensefizzled out
past participlefizzled out

or fizzle out American English pronunciation: fizzle out

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