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English verb: settle down

1. settle down (motion) settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground

SamplesDust settled on the roofs.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Narrower (hyponym)sediment

2. settle down (change) become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style

SamplesHe finally settled down.

Synonymsroot, settle, steady down, take root

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)stabilise, stabilize

Narrower (hyponym)roost

3. settle 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, calm down, chill out, cool it, cool off, simmer down

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

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

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