calm down


calm down
verb
1. become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation (Freq. 4)
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After the fight both men need to cool off.

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It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.

Syn: ↑calm, ↑cool off, ↑chill out, ↑simmer down, ↑settle down, ↑cool it
Derivationally related forms: ↑calm (for: ↑calm)
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

2. make calm or still
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quiet the dragons of worry and fear

Syn:
Ant: ↑agitate (for: ↑calm)
Derivationally related forms: ↑still (for: ↑still), ↑lull (for: ↑lull), ↑tranquilizer (for: ↑tranquilize), ↑quiet (for: ↑quiet)
Hypernyms: ↑comfort, ↑soothe, ↑console, ↑solace
Hyponyms:
lull, ↑compose, ↑pacify, ↑lenify, ↑conciliate, ↑assuage, ↑appease, ↑mollify, ↑placate, ↑gentle, ↑gruntle, ↑reassure, ↑assure
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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The performance is likely to calm down Sue

3. become quiet or less intensive
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the fighting lulled for a moment

Syn: ↑lull
Derivationally related forms: ↑lull (for: ↑lull)
Hypernyms: ↑hush, ↑quieten, ↑silence, ↑still, ↑shut up, ↑hush up
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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ˌcalm ˈdown | ˌcalm sb/sthˈdown derived
to become or make sb become calm

Look, calm down! We'll find her.

We waited inside until things calmed down.

He took a few deep breaths to calm himself down.

Main entry:calmderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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