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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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Indeed, curiously enough, my recent haste to have them answered had suddenly died down.
It had died down in winter and come up again in the spring until it was as thick and shrubby as some tropical garden-grass.
The firing died down and soldiers, talking eagerly, streamed out of a side street.
The shot had brought Jane Porter and the others from the cabin, and a moment after the excitement had died down she greeted the surprised Lord Tennington.
The cubs slept, while the life that was in them flickered and died down.
At one time the flames died down somewhat, and I feared the foul creatures would presently be able to see me.
But to you, O hypercritical reader, resolute to believe no item of this weird adventure, what need to tell how the mutton was placed on the spit, and slowly unroasted--how the potatoes were wrapped in their skins, and handed over to the gardener to be buried--how, when the mutton had at length attained to rawness, the fire, which had gradually changed from red-heat to a mere blaze, died down so suddenly that the cook had only just time to catch its last flicker on the end of a match--or how the maid, having taken the mutton off the spit, carried it (backwards, of course) out of the house, to meet the butcher, who was coming (also backwards) down the road?
The fire had died down to a little heap of glowing embers, which accentuated rather than relieved the darkness that shrouded the interior of the evil-smelling dwelling, yet the trained senses of the ape-man warned him of another presence creeping almost silently toward him through the gloom.
The Poonga-Poonga men's laughter died down, and they regarded the spectacle with glittering eyes and gluttonous expressions.
The little noises died down in my throat, and I sat as one petrified.
He said that after peaceful elections, all rumors of horse trading have died down.
Thursday's swirling wind, which contributed to Murray almost crashing out to Fabio Fognini, had died down and the world number two initially found the conditions much more to his liking.
KARACHI -- State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will announce country's monetary policy on May 16, while the analysts said that the expectations relating to any cut in the discount rate has died down.
She did an adult video to get attention, now that that buzz has died down, she's using dramatic phrases like 'It ruined my life' to get back into the headlines again!
Sydney, Feb 23 ( ANI ): Australian all rounder Moises Henriques, who made his debut during the ongoing Chennai Test against India on Friday, said his legs started to turn to jelly while he was entering the field to bat on day one, adding his nerves died down after facing the first ball of his Test career.