chill out

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See also: chillout and chill-out

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chill out (third-person singular simple present chills out, present participle chilling out, simple past and past participle chilled out)

  1. (intransitive, slang) To relax or take time out; to calm down.
    Synonym: chill
    Since I'm between projects, I think I'll just chill out.
    I wish I could chill out about the neighbor's barking dog, but it wakes me up every night.
    • 2004, Simon Pegg; Edgar Wright, Shaun of the Dead:
      Ed: Chill out. Everyone's all right. / Shaun: Stop telling me to chill out!
  2. (intransitive, slang, somewhat dated) To hang out; spend time together with another person or group.
    Synonyms: chill, hang out
    Hey, we should chill out together this weekend.

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chill out (plural chill outs)

  1. Alternative spelling of chillout