cool down

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cool down (third-person singular simple present cools down, present participle cooling down, simple past and past participle cooled down)

  1. (intransitive) To become cooler, to be reduced in temperature.
    You can drink the coffee when it's cooled down.
  2. (transitive) To cause the temperature of an item to decrease.
    We had to cool down the equipment with water before using it.
  3. (intransitive) To become less agitated.
    I'd love to go to Iraq, but I'll have to wait until the violence cools down.
  4. (transitive) To cause to become less agitated.
    Dave was kicking and screaming, so I had to cool him down with some mellow music.



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