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Calm down   /kɑm daʊn/   Listen
Calm down

verb
1.
Become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation.  Synonyms: calm, chill out, cool it, cool off, settle down, simmer down.  "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
2.
Make calm or still.  Synonyms: calm, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize.
3.
Become quiet or less intensive.  Synonym: lull.






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"Calm down" Quotes from Famous Books



... Hawk, I don't want to butt in. You can have old Martin for a chopping-block any time you want to cut wood. But if you don't calm down you'll get so screwed up mit nerves that you won't have any control. Aw, come on, boss, speak pretty! Just keep your shirt on and ...
— The Trail of the Hawk - A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life • Sinclair Lewis

... debtor. I thoroughly agree with your father's views as to the necessity for your leaving Venice, as soon as possible. In a few months this matter will have blown over, the angry feelings excited will calm down, and you will then be able to come and go in safety; but at present you were best out of the town, and I have, therefore, arranged with your father that you shall embark tonight on board the Bonito, which sails tomorrow. You will have much to say to your father now, ...
— The Lion of Saint Mark - A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century • G. A. Henty

... "weather-maker" and the "doctor" are combined in the same person. Among the Tsimshian Indians, of British Columbia, twins are believed to control the weather, and these aborigines "pray to wind and rain: 'Calm down, breath of the twins'" ...
— The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought • Alexander F. Chamberlain

... that the letter written immediately after the incident might convey such impressions as might lead even his lordship to feel that it would be well for him to be at home. The woman had been frightened, and would be sure to lose her head and play the fool. In a few days she would calm down and the affair would assume smaller proportions. At any rate, he had chosen to take charge of ...
— Emily Fox-Seton - Being The Making of a Marchioness and The Methods of Lady Walderhurst • Frances Hodgson Burnett

... here, Mr. Kazallon," said the boatswain, in a voice which he was endeavoring to calm down into moderation, "we are not accusing you of anything; we know well enough you, and all the rest of you, had a right to your shares as much as anybody; but that isn't it. It's all ...
— The Survivors of the Chancellor • Jules Verne

... gradually calm down the nation in one way, by showing them that, though he objected to monarchical errors, he didn't wish to upset the monarchy while it suited the people. He thought it absurd, but it would be still more absurd to upset it—that is to say, ...
— The Crow's Nest • Clarence Day, Jr.

... alone a moment," suggested Mr. Tolman in an undertone. "He is all upset and he won't calm down until he has this thing off his mind. Leave me here with him a little while. I'll promise that he does ...
— Steve and the Steam Engine • Sara Ware Bassett



Words linked to "Calm down" :   chill out, console, hush up, silence, pacify, lenify, soothe, placate, assuage, agitate, hush, solace, conciliate, change state, gruntle, assure, gentle, mollify, turn, appease, compose, comfort, reassure, shut up



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