American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Chiefly British To make or become quiet.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To become quiet or still.
- To make quiet; calm; pacify.
- v. become quiet or quieter
- v. make calm or still
- v. cause to be quiet or not talk
“The unhurt put candid, in its chichi quieten, is a youngster of the 20th century”
“He wanted … I got up and made a talk to kind of quieten these folks down.”
“Hull City yesterday will "quieten" the job speculation after a frenzied week.”
“We try to quieten those who would sully this momentous event.”
“The interesting thing is that when quality drama or documentaries do come on, Twitter tends to quieten.”
“Coupled with a 6-0 thrashing at Chelsea a week later it was a start that left a 37-year-old manager in his second Premier League season looking exposed, if not out of his depth, yet with a conjuror's insouciance Martínez pulled an unlikely win at Spurs out of the hat next to quieten a restless audience.”
“Jane laughed and pointed out with a kind of amazed bitterness that things were not likely to “quieten down for years.””
“In a conciliatory tone he added that she could always come back later “when things quieten down.””
“The teacher who can quieten a rowdy class of teenagers simply by standing still, has it.”
“Patriots 34 Broncos 23, 7:50 4th quarter It was loud at Mile High as New England started this drive, but that's a pretty good way to quieten the home crowd down: Brady making the short completion to Gronkowski and then watching as the tight end sprints away for the best part of 40 yards to the Denver 38.”
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