|1.||[ verb ] become quiet or calm, esp. after a state of agitation|
|Synonyms:||cool_off settle_down simmer_down chill_out cool_it calm|
"After the fight both men need to cool off." "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
|Related terms:||change_state composure|
|2.||[ verb ] make calm or still|
|Synonyms:||calm quiet still tranquillise quieten tranquillize lull tranquilize|
"quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
|Related terms:||agitate comfort reassure pacify lull compose hush repose|
|3.||[ verb ] become quiet or less intensive|
"the fighting lulled for a moment"
|Related terms:||hush letup|