Definitions

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  • v. To become cooler, to be reduced in temperature.
  • v. To cause the temperature of an item to decrease.
  • v. To become less agitated.
  • v. To cause to become less agitated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. lose intensity
  • v. loose heat
  • v. make cool or cooler

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Examples

  • Maybe he’d cool down a bit if he thought he was dealing with St. Jenny, daughter of St. James.

    I. O. U.

  • They pulled off the tack and did what they could, then the dyheli themselves walked off to cool down and take occasional sips of water.

    Elephant in the City

  • Even in that conservatory existence where the fair Camelia is sighed for by the noble young Pineapple, neither of them needing to care about the frost or rain outside, there is a nether apparatus of hot-water pipes liable to cool down on a strike of the gardeners or

    George Eliot; A Critical Study of Her Life, Writings and Philosophy

  • Fans moved in synchronized rhythm either to the beat of the fast-paced, hallelujah-shouting music or to cool down the sweat of the “private summers” the young fifty-something women had found themselves entrenched in.

    A Love So Deep

  • The plane stopped alongside the airstairs at the entry to the hangar, its nose section poking into the actual hangar it had to cool down outside for a few hours before it could be brought fully inside for storage.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • 'And I do colour up so hot, walking into church late, and all the people staring round, 'said Marian,' that I hardly cool down again till we get into the That-it-may-please-Thees. '

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • He gave the handkerchief back to Tilepit, who put it squeamishly in his pocket, and he snatched the wrench away from Yorkshire and told him to cool down and plan.

    Come To Grief

  • Cleansed, scented, hair wet and cool down the length of my spine, I feel like a goddess, jailed in her Olympus.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

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