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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

die down

v.
To lose strength gradually; subside: The airplanes won't take off until the winds die down.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Indeed, curiously enough, my recent haste to have them answered had suddenly died down. A sort of matrimonial security possessed me.
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 clamour and the cries Died down; but there was weeping and the sound Of stifled moans around me.
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 sun had set and the wind had died down. A pale chilly moon looked out behind a bank of purple clouds in the west.
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.
Since the big man from our village money house spoke, followed by the Iron Old Lady and the man from the big bank things appear to have died down.-even the chiefs from the Traditional Council who have been accused of sending the man to go and print more paper have all kept their silence.
The appellants pleaded that they were punished under a law which has been died down hence the sentence be set aside.
If you thought the Ali Zafar v Meesha Shafi scandal had died down, you were wrong.