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quiet (someone or an animal) down

to make someone or an animal more quiet. Please go and quiet the children down. Try to quiet down the children. Please quiet that dog down.
See also: down, quiet

quiet down

to become quiet; to become less noisy. Please quiet down. Ask them to quiet down.
See also: down, quiet

quiet down

v.
1. To become less noisy or more relaxed; calm down: When the class quiets down, we can proceed. Quiet down now.
2. To cause someone or something to become less noisy or more relaxed: Please quiet down those children or you will have to leave. We need to quiet the dogs down.
See also: down, quiet
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BEIRUT: Although things never really seem to quiet down in Beirut when it comes to nightlife, some neighborhoods that were previously known as hubs for partygoers have recently suffered as a result of the turbulence the country continues to face.
She had to stop several times to get the audience to quiet down.
There's something about Mary that makes Martha quiet down, and she whispers, "The master is asking for you.
After the moans quiet down, I put the spool into the sewing drawer.
Woody became very serene, and he started to smile and quiet down," recalls Colby, "and he calmly and peacefully walked out on stage and proceeded to bomb.
Using technologies such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET), they've been able to watch the human brain in action, recording which regions act up or quiet down during various cognitive tests.
One night after lights out, the officer on deck stepped into the long dark barracks of 80 men and yelled, "If you guys don't quiet down there will be no liberty next week.
The pain can quickly quiet down and you can walk, but with an altered gait.
Of course, all children quiet down when they are sick.
I can quiet down in here, think about what the next move should be, the next place to take hip-hop culture and rap music," he says after tossing a bucket of cold water over his head.
star cheered for her boyfriend singing and dancing, telling the crowd to quiet down so that she could hear him sing.
When things quiet down, if they do quiet down, I hope they don't remove it permanently or destroy it.
It's starting to quiet down but it's pretty tiring at this stage.
That's led to nonsensical calls of bias and Smith last night put his reasons for staying quiet down in black and white.