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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.


Synonymssettle


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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