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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Emilie Conrad begins to demonstrate a wave motion and suddenly the room quiets down to an intense hush.
If a junior enlisted Airman tells him to stop making noise, he quiets down, but continues for a while.
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THE CROWD QUIETS DOWN, READY to receive the wisdom of their fearless leader.
The horticultural market usually quiets down about now.
Once you get something to eat, your stomach quiets down, and your blood sugar rises.
Now in her laughter they hear something nothing Quiets down, fragile as a heartbeat, The painful notion that they must be dreaming.
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There are times when the disease quiets down, or goes into remission.
But for now, we are on the sidelines until Japan's political turmoil quiets down.