cool off

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

  1. (intransitive) To decrease in temperature, activity, or temper.
    You are getting a little too angry; you need to cool off.
    The metal will take about three hours to cool off after the molding.
  2. (transitive) To cause to decrease in temperature, activity or temper.
    At first he was very angry, but his friends managed to cool him off.