settle (someone or something) down

phrasal verb

settled (someone or something) down; settling (someone or something) down; settles (someone or something) down
: to make (someone or something) quiet, calm, or orderly
He managed to settle the dog down long enough to give her the medicine.

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“Settle (someone or something) down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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