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English noun: lull

1. lull (time) a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished


SamplesThere was never a letup in the noise.


Synonymsletup


Broader (hypernym)break, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension

2. lull (state) a period of calm weather


SamplesThere was a lull in the storm.


Synonymsquiet


Broader (hypernym)calmness


English verb: lull

1. lull (emotion) calm by deception


SamplesDon't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

2. lull (change) become quiet or less intensive


SamplesThe fighting lulled for a moment.


Synonymscalm down


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)hush, hush up, quieten, shut up, silence, still

3. lull (emotion) make calm or still


SamplesQuiet the dragons of worry and fear.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to lull Sue


Synonymscalm, calm down, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)comfort, console, solace, soothe


Narrower (hyponym)appease, assuage, assure, compose, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, lull, mollify, pacify, placate, reassure


Antonymscharge up, commove, agitate, rouse, excite, turn on, charge









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