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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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Barrister Shahzad Akbar, who has been handling offshore corruption cases in the NAB for five years, said under the Swiss Penal Code, the reopening of the corruption cases would not be possible after September 2012 and would die down forever, reports The News.
The Met Office said today that winds in excess of 50mph expected throughout the morning were set to die down during the afternoon.
The strap-like leaves appear in spring and die down in early summer.
The man, in his 30s, knew he was in the money nine days ago when Manchester United clinched the Premiership but coolly waited "to let the heat die down", said Coral.
Prusiner reaped a whirlwind of derision and praise that has yet to die down. After a highly critical article in a 1986 issue of Discover, Prusiner stopped talking to the press for a decade.
Met Eireann forecaster David Rogers said the winds will die down coming into the weekend.
"WHEN flowering bulbs have seen better days, should I just leave them alone to die down?" asks George McNeill, of Norwich.
According to officials at the sites, the fires in the remaining six tanks are expected to die down in the next 12-hours.
NIf you don't want unsightly daffodil foliage dying down in your border, lift the bulbs when the flowers have died down and heel them into another part of the garden to die down naturally.
The leaves of our Agapanthus have turned a bright yellow and are quite attractive but as they die down they will turn to a slimy mess, so we will have to watch for just the right moment to clear them away.
"We're hopeful the situation is going to die down."
The move was revealed as Labour bosses hoped the row over the decision to exempt Formula 1 from a ban was beginning to die down.
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.