HyperDic: settle_down

English > 3 senses of the expression settle down:
VERBmotionsettle down, settlesettle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
changesettle down, settle, root, take root, steady downbecome settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
emotionsettle down, calm, calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, cool itbecome quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
English > settle down: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningSettle into a position, usually on a surface or ground.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsettle
NarrowersedimentSettle as sediment
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishdepositar
Catalandipositar
English > settle down: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymssettle, root, take root, steady down
Narrowerroostsettle down or stay, as if on a roost
Broaderstabilize, stabiliseBecome stable or more stable
Spanishafincarse, enraizarse, establecerse
Catalanarrelar-se, establir-se
English > settle down: 3 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningBecome quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
Synonymscalm, calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, cool it
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Spanishcalmarse
Catalancalmar-se, calmar

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