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dim down

To lessen something in brightness, as of a light. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dim" and "down." I dimmed down the lights so that we could have a romantic candlelit dinner. We knew that the play was about to start once the lights dimmed down.
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dim something down

to make lights dim; to use a dimmer to make the lights dimmer. Why don't you dim the lights down and put on some music? Let me dim down the lights and put on some music.
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dim down

[for the lights] to go dim. The lights dimmed down for a few seconds. Open the stage curtain when the house lights dim down.
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"I don't think it touched down totally but about 10 to 12 feet from the ground it lit up fully, showing the full outline of it, then it dimmed down."
Dedicated areas such as the ceiling over the dining table can be specifically lit up, while other areas are moodily dimmed down. Imitations of clouds can be depicted, even animated, and aside of presets any individual lighting requirement can be reproduced.
Green energy producers will receive less compensation should their power plants be dimmed down during periods of oversupply.
The first area to be dimmed down was Thornton Lodge.
Restored by Aurora Lamp Works, the pendant is now illuminated by an incandescent A-lamp dimmed down to 70 percent output.
I started really well, scoring in my first game, but it dimmed down after that.
MELODY means that cabin light on the A380 can be dimmed down to 0.1 per cent, and the technology is particularly effective for simulating a gradual increase of light again.
NEW eco-friendly street lights which can be dimmed down are being trialled in Flintshire.
Far from a bland, treeless expanse, the moorland constantly changes colour as it is lit up and dimmed down by the weak northern sun.
Saturn has dimmed down to magnitude +1.0, because its reflective rings are closing up dramatically this season from our point of view.
The Scot yesterday breezed in to the sleepy Californian retirement resort for the Pacific Life Open and declared himself delighted much of the spotlight, which has burned him to a frazzle this past year, has been dimmed down.
The soulful music combined with dimmed down lighting creates an intimate environment for customers.
Curiously, this indebtedness was "dimmed down" or completely dismissed by Arendt in her own later writings, especially in The Life of the Mind.
The LED lighting can be dimmed down over an extremely wide range from 100% to 0.1% of its nominal load.
"We used lensed LEDs turned up to 100 percent, in this case 350 milliamps, for most holes and then added non-lensed LEDs dimmed down to 20 percent to shine onto facades and architectural details."