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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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In the final weeks of the collider's proton run, the researchers dialed down its luminosity to study a phenomenon known as "(http://www.
And in the ballads 'Paano' and 'Araw Gabi'-soothing and sultry with quiet echoes of bossa nova-Cabangon dialed down the volume, but not the passion.
But under Prime Minister David Cameron that relationship seems to have dimmed, primarily because he has dialed down Britain's international role.
It can't be dialed down to any particular decision, but rather an ethos.
The Worcester Trial Court has dialed down the cellphone clamor.
He has obviously dialed down his technical skills--as has his costar Julianne Hough.
Management has also dialed down its full-year earnings target for fiscal 2010.
Over the past week, Greece stirred a controversy in Europe by suggesting it might build a wall along its 206 km border with Turkey to fend off the surge of illegal immigrants breaching into the EU and the Schengen Area to which it belongs; subsequently, its plans appeared to have been dialed down to fencing off only the most problematic border section of 12.
CINCINNATI -- Kroger's management again dialed down its earnings guidance for fiscal 2009, pointing to "persistent deflation, increased competitive activity and the cautious spending behavior of customers.
For this study, researchers looked at a protein in mice called fibroblast growth factor 15 (FGF15), which is part of a cascade of chemical reactions that also dialed down production of CYP7A1 and reduced the production of bile acids.
This set shows just how crafty creators were when they dialed down the docu for drama and paved the way for return characters in subsequent seasons.
After the thickest material is spooled, the linear pitch may be dialed down to meet application requirements for thinner materials.
CINCINNATI -- In the face of strong competitive headwinds, deflation and cautious consumers, Kroger management has dialed down its guidance for fiscal 2009 earnings.
The lineup of artists dialed down the trendy multi-culti and put skill, musicality, and heart front and center.
Normally, after the immune system does its job Co eradicating a microbe, for instance Co the response is then dialed down.