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Die down   /daɪ daʊn/   Listen
Die down

Suffer from a disease that kills shoots.  Synonym: die back.
Become progressively weaker.

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"Die down" Quotes from Famous Books

... by the hair and carried him far away, Till he heard as the roar of a rain-fed ford the roar of the Milky Way: Till he heard the roar of the Milky Way die down and drone ...
— A Prisoner in Fairyland • Algernon Blackwood

... cot the two birds under the one stone!" Great-Aunt Cantwell (who did not care for her great-niece) was accustomed to say. "Well! Such goings-on! And after all, Tishy's nothing so much out of the way, for all Frankie Mangan thinks the world should die down before her!" ...
— Mount Music • E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross

... party a fire was burning; it had been suffered to die down until it was a mere pile of glowing embers, and in this the ends of a dozen stakes of dried wood were laid. The glow of the fire was carefully hidden by a circle of sticks on which thick cloths had been hung. The fire had been prepared in readiness in case the lions should ...
— The Young Carthaginian - A Story of The Times of Hannibal • G.A. Henty

... the Afghans, who have not European nerves. They were waiting for the mad riot to die down, and were firing quietly into the heart of the smoke. A private of the Fore and Aft spun up his company shrieking with agony, another was kicking the earth and gasping, and a third, ripped through the lower intestines by ...
— This is "Part II" of Soldiers Three, we don't have "Part I" • Rudyard Kipling

... day, the night has but one! Let not the fire die down, Thorolf! The mead you will drink with me to-night has become ...
— Poet Lore, Volume XXIV, Number IV, 1912 • Various

... in a while the dazzling radiance of our lamps would die down and threaten to fail. At last it did fail altogether, and we were blotted out in the night, as if we had suddenly ceased to exist. "Carbide all used up," explained Sir Lionel. By this time we were near Hartland Point (the promontory of Hercules for the ancients) and Sir Lionel said that the ...
— Set in Silver • Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson

... away to the window. He stared with unseeing eyes at the fair picture of the beautiful valley. The moments passed—long, dreary moments rapidly changing to minutes. And then at last the storm began to die down, and he turned again towards her and drew a ...
— The Twins of Suffering Creek • Ridgwell Cullum

... for siestas beneath the olives. It is wonderful what a prodigious rush of peace and good temper follows on the first rush of spring. The very doctors of the winter resort shake hands with one another, the sermons of the chaplain lose their frost-bitten savour and die down into something like charity, scandal and tittle-tattle go to sleep in the sunshine. The stolid, impassive English nature blooms into a life strangely unlike its own. Papas forget their Times. Mammas forget their propriety. The stout British merchant finds himself astride of a donkey, ...
— Stray Studies from England and Italy • John Richard Green

... "Clo'es or rags, it don't matter a button, for they're only common brats, I tell you. There'll be a bit o' an outcry after them for a day or two; then it'll die down as quick as it rose. Poor folks haven't time to indulge their feelin's. Besides, once we've got clear off they'll never find us. We've covered our tracks purty cleverly, I'm thinkin', an' so has the kids," he added, with a ...
— Two Little Travellers - A Story for Girls • Frances Browne Arthur

... which I slip-bark grafted about the diameter of two inches and it is still growing but I expect an invitation to its funeral next spring. I have never seen a hickory tree successfully grafted over five inches in diameter. I found in my woods that the trees would sometimes die down to the ground. If they lived they would drag along for two or three years. If those of you who were out there yesterday had had a little more time I could have shown you those dead hickories. I would like to know what your experience is in ...
— Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting - Washington, D. C. October 7 AND 8, 1920 • Various

... as near the flames as possible. And as he stood outside on the small deck in front of the pilot-house, where were located the various controls, the young inventor pulled the levers that emptied bag after bag of fine sand on the spouting flames that, already, were beginning to die down as a ...
— Tom Swift and his Aerial Warship - or, The Naval Terror of the Seas • Victor Appleton

... Jimaboy, stretching his arms over his head, when Isobel got up to light the lamps, "isn't the credulity of the race a beautiful thing to contemplate? Let's hope this furore will die down as suddenly as it jumped up. If it doesn't, I'm going to make Hasbrouck furnish us a stenographer and ...
— The Wit and Humor of America, Volume IX (of X) • Various

... scared, thinking they would any minute break into the house, Masha would send them money for a pail of vodka; after which the noise would die down and the long beams would go jolting out ...
— The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories • Anton Tchekoff

Words linked to "Die down" :   wither, weaken, shrivel up, shrink, die back, shrivel

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