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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!

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