chill out


chilled out; chilling out; chills out

intransitive verb

: to calm down : go easy : relax
often used in the imperative

Examples of chill out in a Sentence

stop making that racket, and just chill out! if you don't chill out, you're going to get an ulcer
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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chill out was in 1980

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“Chill out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

chill out

: to calm down : go easy
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