subside Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"subside" in British English

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subsideverb [I]

uk   us   /səbˈsaɪd/

subside verb [I] (LESS STRONG)

If a ​condition subsides, it ​becomes less ​strong or ​extreme: The ​police are ​hoping that the ​violence will ​soon subside. As the ​pain in my ​foot subsided, I was ​able to ​walk the ​shortdistance to the ​car.

subside verb [I] (LOWER LEVEL)

If a ​building, ​land, or ​water subsides, it goes down to a ​lowerlevel: There is a ​danger that many ​homes will subside because of the ​drought. Eventually the ​floodwatersbegan to subside.
(Definition of subside from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subside" in American English

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subsideverb [I]

 us   /səbˈsɑɪd/

subside verb [I] (BECOME WEAKER)

(of a ​condition) to ​become less ​strong, or (of an ​activity or ​disagreement) to ​become less ​violent: When her ​pain didn’t subside, Matt ​drove her to the ​hospital. Friction between the ​groups subsided ​gradually.

subside verb [I] (GO DOWN)

(of a ​building, ​area of ​land, or ​level of ​water) to go down to a ​lowerlevel: Forecasters ​predict the high ​tides will subside today.
(Definition of subside from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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