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Meaning of “subside” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of subside from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.
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