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English definition of “pipe down”

pipe down

informal phrasal verb with pipe     /paɪp/ verb
to stop talking or making unnecessary noise : Will you please pipe down, you two? I'm trying to read !Falling silent and not speaking
(Definition of pipe down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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