calm down


calm down
1) PHR-V-ERG If you calm down, or if someone calms you down, you become less angry, upset, or excited.

[V P] Calm down for a minute and listen to me...

[V n P] I'll try a herbal remedy to calm him down...

[V n P] Do not have a drink or take drugs to calm yourself down. [Also V P n (not pron)]

2) PHR-V-ERG If things calm down, or someone or something calms things down, the amount of activity, trouble, or panic is reduced.

[V P] We will go back to normal when things calm down...

[V n P] Neil Howorth, director of the academy, tried to calm things down.

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