quiet down

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quiet down

1. To become calm, quiet, and relaxed; to stop being so noisy and boisterous. A small amount of television after dinner is actually a good way of helping kids quiet down before bed time. It takes the engine a minute to quiet down after you turn it off.
2. To cause, compel, or instruct someone or something to become less noisy and boisterous. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "quiet" and "down." A last-minute goal by the visiting team quieted the crowd down almost instantly. It can be a real chore unto itself trying to quiet the students down first thing in the morning.
See also: down, quiet

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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Anmuth also noted that volume in trading of Lyft shares "is quieting down toward weekend" after Lyft's lock-up expiration this past Monday.
As the calla lily flower's season in Yangmingshan Zhuzihu is quieting down, Taipei's Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) gives the public another reason to still come visit the place - to enjoy a relaxing early summer walk in the area.
At least one windstorm will sweep through Ireland during this time, before quieting down next month.
The events in Kiev from Tuesday night and Wednesday morning show that there are no signs of the anti-government protests quieting down.
The NASA video also shows a shadowy shock wave racing away from the blast site, meaning AR1302 is growing and shows no immediate signs of quieting down. (ANI)
But Kilauea doesn't look to be quieting down anytime soon.
Trans-Atlantic flights slowed by ash cloud Air travel across the Atlantic could be disrupted again today by an ash cloud stretching from Greenland to Portugal, and scientists said Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano shows no signs of quieting down. Flights experienced hours-long delays over the weekend as planes were forced to divert around the ash cloud, and some airports in Central Europe were briefly closed.
"Over the weekend, UAE has showed support to Dubai's debt issue so the market is quieting down and shares are rebounding." "Although Dubai World is extending its repayment period, it will not pose an impact on banks' earnings," he said.
A report issued a few months ago indicated prices were up 19 percent on last year, and despite indications that the boom may be quieting down at last, people are still jumping onto the property ladder in large numbers.
After my walk that night I remember my intense feelings quieting down to a dull and silent pain.
When faced with the common but nevertheless frustrating incidents that occur with campers (e.g., lateness for meals; untidy cabins; lack of cooperation in quieting down in cabins at bedtime), camp staff can actively model problem solving.
Everyone was quieting down. Charlie pushed himself off the bed and joined the circle.