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damp sth down

phrasal verb with damp uk   us   /dæmp/ verb

(FIRE)

to make a fire burn more slowly: Water was pumped from a nearby lake in an attempt to damp down the flames.

(FEELING)

to make a strong feeling be felt less strongly: He had tried to damp down speculation about the state of his marriage.
Translations of “damp sth down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 火勢, 阻止(火勢蔓延), 減少,控制(火勢)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火势, 阻止(火势蔓延), 减小,控制(火势)…
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