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die down

to fade to almost nothing; to decrease gradually. The fire died down and went out. As the applause died down, a child came on stage with an armload of roses for the singer.
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die down

to become quieter or less easily noticed By morning the storm died down. Anger over the attacks on the refugee camps has not died down.
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die down

v.
To lose strength gradually; subside: The airplanes won't take off until the winds die down.
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People can understand a film is about good feelings so all this negativity can die down and we can have fun making more films," he added.
The blustery winds that have blasted the Southland since Sunday night are expected to die down this afternoon, said Stuart Seto with the National Weather Service.
But some binaries, perhaps including Nova Persei 1992, emit radiation in bursts that die down after a few months, allowing researchers to observe the dim dwarf star and estimate its mass and velocity, From such data, scientists can determine if the dwarf's compact partner has more than three times the mass of the sun -- the minimum value a star must have to become a black hole.
Winds gusted to about 35 mph through much of the week, but were expected to die down today.
In this second scenario, activity along the Coachella Valley would die down for a while.
As the vibrations die down and chalk dust rolls out of the way, friction between the chalk and the board increases until the chalk sticks once again, and the cycle is repeated.
The Santa Anas arrived early Tuesday and gained strength through the day, although they are expected to die down by this afternoon.
They can fill in areas while perennials are still small in the spring, and their foliage can be left to die down without looking unsightly as the perennials overgrow them.
The winds were expected to die down quite a bit this morning to about 15 mph to 25 mph, mainly around passes and canyons, Seto said.