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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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Thankfully, the actor dials down his hapless hero's neuroses and kindles an impressive screen chemistry with his luminous leading ladies, Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively.
Veterans get a new uber-hard Brutal difficulty level to challenge themselves against, while those wishing to just enjoy the Hollywood-standard story can opt for Explorer mode, which significantly dials down the combat difficulty.
Breaking up the beam dials down the light's intensity and protects cells, the researchers report in the Oct.
On the working of the new drug, Christopoulos said that they had found a molecule that subtly dials down the effect of the dopamine.
The hint of neon yellow livens up the dress and dials down the bridal overtones while the acid bright handbag provides a killer colour pop.
16 ( ANI ): A new research has revealed that reducing glucose metabolism dials down influenza viral infection in laboratory cell cultures, providing an entirely new approach for combating seasonal flu.
DESPITH A RECENT "SOFT SPOT" IN ECONOMIC expansion, expect the economy to continue growing--although at a slower pace--while the housing market dials down, resulting in an "OK" outlook, experts predicted at the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB's) Spring Forecast Conference.
Baum turns in, he dials down the light to a soft glow.