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mellow

1. noun, slang A state of calm enjoyment. I went to chill by the lake, but the yacht rock coming from the boat kind of harshed on my nature mellow.
2. adjective, slang Intoxicated by drugs or alcohol. I didn't have a good time at the party because everyone was mellow except me.

mellow out

1. To relax; to calm down. I don't think he has mellowed out yet—I can still hear him yelling.
2. To cause someone to relax; to calm someone down. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "mellow" and "out." If the baby's crying, try putting her in her swing—that usually mellows her out.
3. To make something less bold in appearance. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "mellow" and "out." My hair is too dark right now—I think I need some highlights to mellow it out.
See also: mellow, out

mellow out

 
1. to become less angry. When you mellow out, maybe we can talk. Come on, man, stop yelling and mellow out!
2. to become generally more relaxed. Gary was nearly forty before he started to mellow out a little and take life less seriously. After his illness, he mellowed out and seemed more glad to be alive.
See also: mellow, out

mellow out

Become genial or pleasant, calm down, relax, as in The teacher mellowed out when they explained what had happened. This expression uses mellow in the sense of "ripening," with the connotation of softness and sweetness. [Slang; late 1900s]
See also: mellow, out

mellow out

v. Slang
1. To make someone relax; cause someone to become more genial and pleasant: A nice cool drink would mellow me out right now. A nap might mellow out the kids.
2. To relax; become genial and pleasant: Hey, don't get so upset; just mellow out! We stayed at home and mellowed out all day.
3. To make something less intense or less striking: I added some white to the paint to mellow the color out a little bit. We added candles to mellow out the atmosphere.
See also: mellow, out

mellow

1. mod. relaxed; untroubled; laid back. She is the mellowest fox I know.
2. mod. slightly alcohol or drug intoxicated. I got mellow and stopped drinking right there.

mellow out

1. in. to calm down; to get less angry. When you mellow out, maybe we can talk.
2. in. to become generally more relaxed; to grow less contentious. After his illness, he mellowed out and seemed more glad to be alive.
See also: mellow, out
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"Trying to not only weave together that network of support, but frankly also diminish the stigma," says Mellow. "Being sensitive to the challenges and the unnecessary shame that poverty invokes in students is very much a part of what we have to do."
To be effective, Mellow says, the college has to stay closely connected to the community.
A James Regan point put Thomas's six points clear, but three of the next four scores came from Morrissey frees as Mellows continued to convert their meagre scoring chances.
When the action resumed after the break, Mellows were presented with a great chance to get back into contention but Gerald Murray and Cathal Burke denied Conor Kavanagh and Enda Fallon with goalline clearances.
Morrissey briefly stemmed the tide with a couple of frees and Aonghus Callanan also found the target, but Treacy continually punished Mellows' ill-discipline to keep the advantage.
A super save from Kenneth Walsh denied Mark Schutte from an acute angle with 12 minutes to go as Mellows tried in vain to stay in with a chance, but Treacy landed a good score from play, which was repeated by sub Niall Carty to ease the pressure.
But he enjoyed his big moment in the 200m as the widow and family of Mellows watched from the stands.
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Aonghus Callanan and Morrissey kept Mellows alive, but a great score from Diarmuid O'Flynn and Brian Fitzgerald's late goal meat they were never troubled.
Anna said: "My sister-in-law Joan and her husband Pat who lived in Liam Mellows Park both died of cancer.
Collins was joint captain as Liam Mellows bridged a 47-year gap claiming the Galway SHC against favourites Gort on Sunday.
Liam Mellows were in sensational form, with Aonghus Callanan, Tadhg Haran and Conor Kavanagh scoring their goals.
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