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English definition of “damp sth down”

damp sth down

(FEELING) phrasal verb with damp     /dæmp/ verb
to make a strong feeling be felt less strongly: He had tried to damp down speculation about the state of his marriage.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of damp sth down (FEELING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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