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Cool it   /kul ɪt/   Listen
Cool it

verb
1.
Become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation.  Synonyms: calm, calm down, chill out, cool off, settle down, simmer down.  "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."






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"Cool it" Quotes from Famous Books



... in water for half an hour; then simmer the silk half an hour; take it out, and put into the dye a little blue vitriol, or green copperas; cool it, and simmer the silk for half an hour. Or, boil a handful of fig-leaves in two quarts of water until it is reduced to one pint; squeeze the leaves, and bottle the liquor for use. When wanted, sponge ...
— Enquire Within Upon Everything - The Great Victorian Domestic Standby • Anonymous

... ignition began to go bad. The feed grew worse. And worst of all, the cylinders began to heat. In a consultation held in the cabin the half-caste engineer begged and pleaded to stop the engine for half an hour in order to cool it and to attend to the water circulation. Captain Warfield was against any stopping. The half-caste swore that the engine would ruin itself and stop anyway and for good. Grief, with glaring eyes, greasy and battered, yelled and cursed them both down and issued ...
— A Son Of The Sun • Jack London

... she was seated beside his bed, but where he could not see her, stirring some gruel in a basin, to cool it from him, I saw her take a little phial from her bosom, and I knew by the expression of her face both what it was and what she was going to do with it. Fortunately the cork was a little hard to get out, and this gave me one ...
— Cross Purposes and The Shadows • George MacDonald



Words linked to "Cool it" :   change state, cool off, turn



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