settle down (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb settle down (1).

Meaning: to become calm and quiet, especially after being excited or noisy

Synonym: calm down, quieten down

For example:

  • settle down Whenever the kids got too noisy, their teacher would tell them to settle down and get on with their work.

  • settle sb down If my dog gets excited and starts barking, I go out and cuddle her and I can usually settle her down.

Quick Quiz:

Barry came in and told his kids to settle down because they were

a. quietly doing their homework

b. running around screaming

c. watching TV

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Contributor: Matt Errey