quiet down

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quiet down

  1. (intransitive, US) To become quieter
    As the lights dimmed the general noise quieted down.
  2. (intransitive, US) To reduce intensity of an activity.
    Diplomacy can only begin when the violence quiets down.
  3. (transitive, US) To make someone or something become quieter.
    The teacher did her best to quiet the children down.

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