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dial down

To lessen something, especially in intensity. I could barely move my arms all week—I guess it's time to dial down the workouts!
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If parallax is causing you trouble, dial down the magnification and see if that fixes your problem before buying a new adjustable parallax scope.
If scientists can dial down growth signals in human colon cancers, Dow says, tumors may wither away--just as they did in mice.
If the faces have that zombie glow, dial down the intensity.
As greyhad As greyhaired to dial but she has more than Alma, Julianne had to dial down the glamour but she has more than made up for it on the promotional trail for the movie.
I love to problem solve, discuss, dial down, and sharpen my scope.
As well as not working with the summery outfit underneath, the heavy mac is so overwhelming, the rich hue even manages to dial down the metallic trim on her top and skirt.
In a statement, Atienza asked his colleagues to dial down criticism of the Supreme Court, particularly the JDF, saying it might be construed as retaliation for the high court's recent decisions striking down the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) of President Aquino and the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or the pork barrel funds of legislators.
The two-day talks in Beijing, called the Strategic and Economic Dialogue, will be an opportunity for the world's two biggest economies to dial down tensions after months of bickering over a host of issues, experts have said.
With his third feature, a third-rate shaky-cam shocker based on the 1978 Jonestown massacre, it's time to dial down expectations.
The Journal reported that Moore believes it is time to dial down the rhetoric and pull back from partisan politics.
European money-list leader Henrik Stenson, pictured right, is concerned about a nagging wrist problem and may dial down his workload ahead of this week's season-ending $8 million DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Furthermore, as the task got harder, participants with insomnia did not dial down the "default mode" regions of the brain that are normally only active when our minds are wandering.
Driver 4 from Archer Xtreme, which combines the benefits of a sight with four fixed pins with the ability to easily dial down for long-range shots.
This optic allows users to dial down their power and use the illuminated 5 MOA aiming circle as they would a reflex optic when shooting in close quarters or conducting aerial gunnery, and use the same optic to win precision engagements out to the maximum effective range of a 7.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday demanded North Korea scrap an expected missile test and dial down warlike rhetoric, while backing new peace overtures by Seoul.