quieten down

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Verb[edit]

quieten down

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

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