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Phrasal Verbs

die down

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. blowing really hard

b. blowing down trees

c. blowing just a little bit

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