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  • v. To become less excited, intense, or angry.
  • v. To cause to become less excited, intense, or angry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. become quiet or less intensive
  • v. become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
  • v. make calm or still


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  • Drusus had expected a wildly disturbed wife to greet him, but then expected her to calm down and become extremely practical and supportive; and Servilia Caepionis had behaved exactly as he expected.

    The First Man in Rome

  • Deejay Iceman tried to calm down the angry callers on the radio, but like I said earlier, no one could stop this hurricane.

    Magic City

  • She dug into her bag and simply handed him the entire wad of bills, then waited anxiously, trying to calm down while he talked to the station-master about the trip.

    Moon Shadow

  • After that, I willed myself to calm down while he read and frowned, or read and scribbled himself a marginal comment, or tut-tutted at an imprecision in my prose.

    the mission song

  • My mother ran inside to turn the radio on, and sure enough Jerry Rushin was on WEDR telling everyone to calm down and keep the peace.

    Magic City

  • It will calm down my mind for me, - generally my mind needs no calming, being sunk in apathy.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • She was a part of the reception team, when a girlygirl was needed to calm down a frustrated arrival or to postpone a quarrel.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • CHAPTER TWO EMMA STOOD IN HER bedroom, telling herself to calm down and think.

    Moon Shadow


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