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- v. To become less excited, intense, or angry.
- v. To cause to become less excited, intense, or angry.
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- 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.
Deejay Iceman tried to calm down the angry callers on the radio, but like I said earlier, no one could stop this hurricane.
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.
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.
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.
It will calm down my mind for me, - generally my mind needs no calming, being sunk in apathy.
She was a part of the reception team, when a girlygirl was needed to calm down a frustrated arrival or to postpone a quarrel.
CHAPTER TWO EMMA STOOD IN HER bedroom, telling herself to calm down and think.