die down

phrasal verb

died down; dying down; dies down
: to gradually become less strong
The wind will die down in the evening.
She waited for the noise to die down before she started singing.

Examples of die down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before a tornado hits, the wind may die down and the air may become very still. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 2 Apr. 2024 The controversy died down when Panera agreed to abide by the law. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 28 Mar. 2024 That died down within a few months of George Floyd’s death. Maya Richard-Craven, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 The Crew won, and after the celebration on the pitch died down people in the stands, per the local custom, put their arms around one another. Hanif Abdurraqib, The New Yorker, 24 Mar. 2024 The commotion eventually died down, and Ms. Belafonte put her career aside to start a family in Manhattan. Ian Zack, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024 But while the action has died down, households appear to be deferring, not ditching, their more ambitious renovation projects. Brian Cheung, NBC News, 28 Feb. 2024 Apple wants to integrate AI, Google parent Alphabet is already working on it, and AI chip firms like Nvidia and Micron are experiencing stock surges — and the hype is unlikely to die down anytime soon. Vinamrata Chaturvedi, Quartz, 24 Mar. 2024 But on the drive home Tecun felt the adrenaline start to die down. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2024

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“Die down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/die%20down. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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