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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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The cannonade was dying down, but the rattle of musketry behind and on the right sounded oftener and nearer.
Colin turned on his face again and but for his long-drawn broken breaths, which were the dying down of his storm of sobbing, he lay still for a minute, though great tears srteamed down his face and wet the pillow.
Chick lit The Great British Bake Off: How To Avoid A Soggy Bottom by Gerard Baker, PS12.99 THE baking craze shows no sign of dying down and if you are keen to channel your inner Mary Berry, this is the book for you.
But the rumble about approaching peak oil is not dying down. The Citizen Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crisis by Greg Pahl (Chelsea Green, $21.95) offers a thorough overview of oil alternatives, including chapters on solar, wind, water power, biomass, biofuels and geothermal.
Then either allow the bulbs to dry off and plant in autumn or plant them immediately into the soil to finish dying down. Either way, they will give a spring display year after year though the flowers might not be quite as numerous.
If you don't want unsightly daffodil foliage which is now 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 downnaturally.
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.
Well we have to break the gardening rules here a bit as we have to choose a time between the two seasons, when the clematis has finished flowering and is dying down, top rune it back so that we can train and tie in the roses.
So the culture war over government expression of majority religious concepts shows no signs of dying down for the foreseeable future.
# 3.39pm --Songs and chants are dying down as people start to bite on their fingernails.
But flames on the 52,000-tonne Ever Decent were dying down and a team was ready to tow it to Zeebrugge, Belgium.
But just because the church remains united does not mean the turmoil is dying down. If anything, next year's Episcopal conference in Denver promises to see the issue reignite publicly yet again, despite the efforts of some bishops to douse the conflict.
Meanwhile, back on the surface, scientists say the latest El Nino episode--which began in 1991--seems to be dying down. That means the world's weather may soon return to normal: Australian farmers can plant their wheat again, kids in Vermont may look forward to skiing, and Californians (we hope!) won't have to get in canoes to travel down Main Street next spring.
For example, with the current video game craze far from dying down, it's relatively easy for a young person to pack his or her backpack with some games and peddle them to schoolmates and friends.