settle down

Definition of settle down

  1. 1 :  to become quiet, calm, or orderly Settle down, children. When things settle down here, I'll come for a visit.

  2. 2 :  to begin to live a quiet and steady life by getting a regular job, getting married, etc. They swore they would never settle down and get married.

  3. 3 :  to put oneself into a comfortable position He settled down for the night.

  4. 4 :  to become quiet and begin giving one's attention to something They quickly settled down to their work.

Word by Word Definitions

settleplay
  1. :  to place so as to stay

    :  to establish in residence

    :  to furnish with inhabitants :  colonize

  1. :  a wooden bench with arms, a high solid back, and an enclosed foundation which can be used as a chest

downplay
  1. :  toward or in a lower physical position

    :  to a lying or sitting position

    :  toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. :  down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. :  to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

    :  to cause to fall by or as if by shooting :  bring down

    :  consume

  1. :  occupying a low position

    :  lying on the ground

    :  directed or going downward

  1. :  descent, depression

    :  an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

    :  a complete play to advance the ball

  1. :  an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

    :  a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. :  a covering of soft fluffy feathers

    :  these feathers

    :  something soft and fluffy like down



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