from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To sink to a lower or normal level.
- intransitive v. To sink or settle down, as into a sofa.
- intransitive v. To sink to the bottom, as a sediment.
- intransitive v. To become less agitated or active; abate. See Synonyms at decrease.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
- v. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
- v. To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be calmed; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To sink or fall to the bottom; to settle, as lees.
- intransitive v. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
- intransitive v. To fall into a state of quiet; to cease to rage; to be calmed; to settle down; to become tranquil; to abate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sink or fall to the bottom; settle, as lees from a state of motion or agitation.
- To cease from action, especially violent action or agitation; fall into a state of quiet; be calmed; become tranquil; abate: as, the storm subsided; passion subsides.
- To fall to a lower level; tend downward; sink; fall; contract after dilatation.
- To stop talking; be quiet; be less conspicuous: as, you had better subside.
- Synonyms Abate, Subside. Intermit (see abate); retire, lull.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
- v. sink down or precipitate
- v. wear off or die down
- v. sink to a lower level or form a depression
The calls subside after a couple of days, then start up again a week later.
The academy said children need to rest "physically and cognitively" until symptoms subside, which is usually a week or two.
God's method of arresting the flood and making its waters subside is poetically called a "rebuke" (Ps 76: 6;
Quentin felt the magic of his sword subside, a red haze fading into twinges of emptiness and unfulfilled need, a mix of emotions that tore at him like brambles.
"I didn't know you had such a word as 'subside' in your vocabulary," derided David Nesbit.
For many of these patients, the risk for PE will never "subside" so IVC removal isn't an appealing prospect.
When do you think that and you've mentioned that I think now, a couple of quarters, that you expect those numbers to kind of subside, but you were still kind of hanging on the 2 million range.
If you own an RV, convertible, etc as mentioned in the article then factor that into the cost of ownership of these vehicles ... it is not my role as a tax payer to 'subside' your recreational activities, although I like that you have them (I, for instance, have two motorcycles along with my 4-wheel cage ...)
Wait 30 seconds for resistance to totally subside and then targeting a vital organ of your choice deliver a piercing thrust to ensure mortality of the wound.
Once contemporary passions subside, however, there can be little doubt that Iraq will be the case study of how to win an anti-insurgent campaign.
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