cool out

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cool off

1. verb Literally, to become cooler in temperature. The brownies just came out of the oven and need to cool off before we can eat them. When it's hot out, the cat tries to cool off by sitting directly in front of the air conditioner.
2. verb To cause something to become cooler in temperature. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cool" and "off." A: "Why is there an ice cube in your soup?" B: "I'm trying to cool it off!" Make sure you cool off the broccoli in ice water after you boil it.
3. verb To calm down, typically from anger. Don't talk to your mother like that! Go to your room and cool off! I'm sorry for my outburst—I just need some time to cool off.
4. verb To cause someone to become calmer. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cool" and "off." If you insist on talking to your mother that way, I think a punishment is the only thing that will cool you off. That break seemed to cool him off—he's no longer yelling at the staff.
5. verb To become less passionate. I think they just broke up because things had cooled off between them.
6. verb To become less successful. After a great start and a 10-game winning streak, that team has really cooled off—it's doubtful they'll make the playoffs now. Unfortunately, the initial popularity has cooled off, and sales are way down.
7. verb, slang To kill someone. Ray cooled off the informant, just as the boss told him to.
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cool out

1. To become calmer. Don't talk to your mother like that! Go to your room and cool out! I'm sorry for my outburst—I just need some time to cool out.
2. To cause someone to become calmer. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cool" and "out." If you insist on talking to your mother that way, I think a punishment is the only thing that will cool you out. That break seemed to cool him out—he's no longer yelling at the staff.
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cooled out

slang Calm and composed. Because Alice loves performing, she's always cooled out before taking the stage.
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cool someone out

Sl. to calm someone; to appease someone. Cool yourselves out, you people. We gotta be sensible. The manager appeared and tried to cool out everybody, but that was a waste of time.
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cooled out

Sl. calm; unabashed. Ted is a really cooled out kind of guy. When she's cooled out, she's great.
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cool out

in. to calm down; to relax. (see also cooled out.) Now, just cool out, man. This will pass.
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cooled out

mod. calm; unabashed. Ted is a really cooled out kind of guy.
See also: cool, out