Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cool it”

See all translations

cool it

slang to become calmer: The two of you need to cool it, or I'll call the cops. Note: Used to tell someone to do this.
Translations of “cool it”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於告訴別人)冷靜點,沈住氣,息怒…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于告诉别人)冷静点,沉住气,息怒…
(Definition of cool it from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cool it” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ice over

If an area of water ices over, it becomes covered with a layer of ice.

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More