Settle down - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsetəl ˈdaʊn|
Brit.  |ˈsetəl daʊn|


- settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground (syn: settle)
- become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style (syn: root, settle)
- become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation (syn: calm, calm down, cool off, simmer down)
It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.

Extra examples

Having a baby often settles a young man and woman down.

The damaged ship leaned over and slowly settled down on the ocean flow.

It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.

His parents hope he'll soon find a nice girl, settle down, and get married.

...we'll have no more of your antics, so just settle down...

The boy couldn't settle down to his homework.

When are you going to settle down and get a proper job?

It was time for Dean to settle down and raise a family.

If the kids don't settle down soon, I'll go up and read them the riot act.

Shh! Settle down please! Now turn to page 57.

They'd like to see their daughter settle down, get married, and have kids.

It's been really hectic here. When things settle down, I'll give you a call.

How long did it take you to settle down in this country?

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