damp sth down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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damp sth down

phrasal verb with damp uk   us   /dæmp/ verb


to make a ​fireburn more ​slowly: Water was ​pumped from a ​nearbylake in an ​attempt to ​damp down the ​flames.


to make a ​strongfeeling be ​felt less ​strongly: He had ​tried to ​damp down ​speculation about the ​state of his ​marriage.
(Definition of damp sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “damp sth down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 火势, 阻止(火势蔓延), 减小,控制(火势)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火勢, 阻止(火勢蔓延), 減少,控制(火勢)…
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