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die down

To diminish or fade slowly. As soon as the talking died down, the principal began the assembly.
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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

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.
And whether the winds die down relatively high in the atmosphere, at the water-cloud layer, or at much lower depths should indicate the most likely energy source, he says.
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.
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.