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die down

Meaning: If something dies down, it gradually becomes weaker in strength or lower in volume or magnitude.

Synonym: subside

For example:

  • die down The anger people felt about what the previous government had done to their country took a long time to die down.

  • die down The new president waited for the applause to die down before he began to speak.

Nouns often used as subjects with
die down: noise, applause, excitement, laughter, wind, storm, protest, controversy, anger, rage, fighting

Quick Quiz:

After the wind had died down, it was
  1. blowing really hard
  2. blowing down trees
  3. blowing just a little bit

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