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“calm (sb) down” in British English

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calm (sb) down

phrasal verb with calm uk /kɑːm/ us /kɑːm/ verb [ T ]

B2 to stop feeling upset, angry, or excited, or to stop someone feeling this way:

She sat down and took a few deep breaths to calm herself down.
She was angry at first but we managed to calm her down.
Calm down, for goodness sake. It's nothing to get excited about!

More examples

  • She was furious at first but I think she's calmed down a bit now.
  • I'd better calm down before I speak to him.
  • Come on, calm down - we can sort it out.
  • It took me an hour to calm down after the argument.
  • When she calmed down, she was more coherent .

(Definition of “calm (sb) down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)