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Calm down   /kɑm daʊn/   Listen
Calm down

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."
Make calm or still.  Synonyms: calm, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize.
Become quiet or less intensive.  Synonym: lull.

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"Calm down" Quotes from Famous Books

... and forth like that for maybe five minutes before Z. K. starts to calm down a bit. He's a foxy old pirate, and he hates to quit, but he's wise enough ...
— Torchy As A Pa • Sewell Ford

... and do we intend to keep up such a race among us? Do we want all this work to do over again every ten or five years or all the time? For a quarter of a century, slavery and nothing else has kept us in a growing fever, and now that it has reached a crisis the question is whether we shall calm down the patient with cool rose-water. In the crisis comes a physician who knows the constitution of his patient, and proposes searching remedies and a thorough cure,—and, lo! the old nurse cries out that he is interfering and acting unwisely, though ...
— Continental Monthly, Vol. I. February, 1862, No. II. - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various

... capital embarked in the subterranean fire-chambers than in all the iron-furnaces on the face of the earth. To think what an army of clerical beggars would be turned loose on the world, if once those raging flames were allowed to go out or to calm down! Who can wonder that the old conservatives draw back startled and almost frightened at the thought that there may be a possible escape for some victims whom the Devil was thought to have secured? ...
— Over the Teacups • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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

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