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settle down

  

      vb   adv, mainly intr  
1    also tr   to make or become quiet and orderly  
2    often foll by: to   to apply oneself diligently  
please settle down to work     
3    to adopt an orderly and routine way of life, take up a permanent post, etc., esp. after marriage  
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settle          [1]  
      vb  
1    tr   to put in order; arrange in a desired state or condition  
he settled his affairs before he died     
2    to arrange or be arranged in a fixed or comfortable position  
he settled himself by the fire     
3    intr   to come to rest or a halt  
a bird settled on the hedge     
4    to take up or cause to take up residence  
the family settled in the country     
5    to establish or become established in a way of life, job, residence, etc.  
6    tr   to migrate to and form a community; colonize  
7    to make or become quiet, calm, or stable  
8    intr   to be cast or spread; come down  
fog settled over a wide area     
9    to make (a liquid) clear or (of a liquid) to become clear; clarify  
10    to cause (sediment) to sink to the bottom, as in a liquid, or (of sediment) to sink thus  
11    to subside or cause to subside and become firm or compact  
the dust settled     
12    sometimes foll by: up   to pay off or account for (a bill, debt, etc.)  
13    tr   to decide, conclude, or dispose of  
to settle an argument     
14    intr; often foll by: on or upon   to agree or fix  
to settle upon a plan     
15    tr; usually foll by: on or upon   to secure (title, property, etc.) to a person, as by making a deed of settlement, will, etc.  
he settled his property on his wife     
16    to determine (a legal dispute, etc.) by agreement of the parties without resort to court action (esp. in the phrase settle out of court),   (See also)        settle down       settle for       settle in       settle with  
     (Old English setlan; related to Dutch zetelen; see settle2)  
  settleable      adj  

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settle

  
1    adjust, dispose, order, put into order, regulate, set to rights, straighten out, work out  
2    choose, clear up, complete, conclude, decide, dispose of, put an end to, reconcile, resolve  
3      (often with)       on or upon   agree, appoint, arrange, choose, come to an agreement, confirm, decide, determine, establish, fix  
4    allay, calm, compose, lull, pacify, quell, quiet, quieten, reassure, relax, relieve, sedate, soothe, tranquillize  
5    alight, bed down, come to rest, descend, land, light, make oneself comfortable  
6    dwell, inhabit, live, make one's home, move to, put down roots, reside, set up home, take up residence  
7    colonize, found, people, pioneer, plant, populate  
8    acquit oneself of, clear, discharge, liquidate, pay, quit, square (up)  
9    decline, fall, sink, subside  
  
Antonyms     
  
4    agitate, bother, discompose, disquieten, disturb, rattle, trouble, unsettle, upset  

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exp.
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
exp.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
exp.
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
[Bus.]
exp.
calm down!
exp.
relax, calm down
said to make someone temper his nerves or enthusiasm. E.g.: Chill out, I didn't take your car!
exp.
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
exp.
metaphoric expression for getting married
exp.
Abbreviation for "eXamine Your Zipper". To let someone know the zipper on the front of his pants is down.
[US];[Coll.]
adj.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
n.
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
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