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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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Moscow and Beijing have repeatedly advocated a "double freeze"solution to the crisis, in which North Korea would halt missile and nuclear programs in exchange for Washington dialing down its military drills in the region.
Employers began dialing down operations across Central Massachusetts on Monday as extreme weather approached, citing concerns about employees, road conditions and a slowdown in trade.
Intuitive and immediate click-through contracting and ordering of network services, Dialing up or dialing down broadband speeds in near real time instead of hours or days, Provisioning new communications ports in days compared to weeks
He explained that when they figure out the right amount of dialing down, they will be able to treat the disease and avoid the common side effects.
Retaining the energy and zing of the earlier films, but dialing down the youthful angst, the pic delivers witty, sexy fare that's the fast-food equivalent of Richard Linklater's thematically weightier "Before .
Microsoft is dialing down its free storage limit from 25GB for SkyDrive to 7GB (there's a limited extension back to 25GB).
Even after dialing down the default eye-burning brightness, the battery was unable to keep things afloat for a full day of regular use.
Our findings suggest students may be applying self-styled strategies for dialing down technology when the pressure is most on them.
The idea of dialing down p53 in a person undergoing cancer treatment is appealing, says Anton Berns of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam.
Dialing down to them raises the impact of the bullet.
Dialing down the speed lets the operator shorten the cycle times and/or load in tight places.
Dialing down settings from hot wash/hot rinse to warm/cold, can drop energy consumption by 40 percent and, depending on local electricity rates, cut as much as 50 cents off the price of each load.
Hettinga claims that low-pressure molding cannot be accomplished by merely dialing down the clamp pressure in a standard injection machine.
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine discovered that when a molecule responsible for dialing down the immune system malfunctions in the brain cells of mice, the rodents develop symptoms of the degenerative brain disease.