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English verb: calm down

1. calm down (emotion) become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation

SamplesAfter the fight both men need to cool off..
It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again..

Synonymscalm, chill out, cool it, cool off, settle down, simmer down

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

2. calm down (emotion) make calm or still

SamplesQuiet the dragons of worry and fear.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to calm down Sue

Synonymscalm, lull, 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

3. calm down (change) become quiet or less intensive

SamplesThe fighting lulled for a moment.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

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

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