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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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Berkshire even dialed down its buybacks in the second quarter, repurchasing only $442 million in stock compared to $1.7 billion in the first quarter.
'Grabe yung pagod ko these days from work so I dialed down the workouts a bit and have been focusing more on bodyweight and banded circuits, as well as mobility and just sticking to a pescatarian diet (need to lower my cholesterol),' she added.
As with SEI's Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund, this tactical approach to the glide path is gradually dialed down as people near retirement, to keep them from being "vulnerable," McIntosh says.
He also dialed down his critique of Mueller's obstruction of justice probe, saying a memo he wrote about it last June was narrow and based only on publicly available information.
But now Finance Minister Asad Umar has dialed down the rhetoric and recognised the need for an urgent IMF package to keep the economy afloat.
"The wind dialed down in the finals, which really helped because it was a left crossover, which is good for lefties, bad for righties because it topples (the discus) over," Singh said.
In the final weeks of the collider's proton run, the researchers dialed down its luminosity to study a phenomenon known as "(http://www.ibtimes.com/cern-lhc-update-researchers-dial-down-luminosity-elastic-scattering-experiments-2420910) elastic scattering " - wherein two protons survive their encounter intact, without colliding head-on, with only a slight change in their direction. Elastic scattering cannot be observed during normal, "high luminosity" LHC runs, when protons are more likely to crash into each other and create new particles.
It can't be dialed down to any particular decision, but rather an ethos.
Editor's Note: "It is known that AMPK activity in muscle is 'dialed down' with aging in humans, so this may be an important cause of muscle loss during aging," Dr.
29 ( ANI ): The buzz that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has finally caught up with President Barack Obama in Ohio 'dialed down' after a new poll showed the incumbent maintaining, and slightly expanding, his lead in the must-win state.
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 12.5 km.
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."