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mellow out

 
1. to become less angry. When you mellow out, maybe we can talk. Come on, man, stop yelling and mellow out!
2. to become generally more relaxed. Gary was nearly forty before he started to mellow out a little and take life less seriously. After his illness, he mellowed out and seemed more glad to be alive.
See also: mellow, out

mellow out

Become genial or pleasant, calm down, relax, as in The teacher mellowed out when they explained what had happened. This expression uses mellow in the sense of "ripening," with the connotation of softness and sweetness. [Slang; late 1900s]
See also: mellow, out

mellow out

v. Slang
1. To make someone relax; cause someone to become more genial and pleasant: A nice cool drink would mellow me out right now. A nap might mellow out the kids.
2. To relax; become genial and pleasant: Hey, don't get so upset; just mellow out! We stayed at home and mellowed out all day.
3. To make something less intense or less striking: I added some white to the paint to mellow the color out a little bit. We added candles to mellow out the atmosphere.
See also: mellow, out

mellow

1. mod. relaxed; untroubled; laid back. She is the mellowest fox I know.
2. mod. slightly alcohol or drug intoxicated. I got mellow and stopped drinking right there.

mellow out

1. in. to calm down; to get less angry. When you mellow out, maybe we can talk.
2. in. to become generally more relaxed; to grow less contentious. After his illness, he mellowed out and seemed more glad to be alive.
See also: mellow, out
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