pipe down


pipe down

verb

Definition of PIPE DOWN

1
to become still and orderly <if you don't pipe down, we're turning this car around and going straight home!>
Synonyms calm (down), chill out [slang], cool, hush, pipe down, settle (down)
Related Words dry up; relax, tranquilize (also tranquillize), unwind, zone out
Near Antonyms clown (around), fool around, horse around, monkey (around), show off, skylark
2
to stop talking <Pipe down or I'll cancel recess! the teacher commanded>
Synonyms belt up [British], clam up, dry up, dummy up, hush, pipe down, quiet (down)
Related Words calm (down), cool (down), settle (down); haw, hem
Near Antonyms pipe up, sound off, speak out, speak up, spout (off), talk up
Antonyms speak, talk

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