settle down

phrasal verb

settled down; settling down; settles down
1
: to become quiet, calm, or orderly
Settle down, children.
When things settle down here, I'll come for a visit.
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
: to put oneself into a comfortable position
He settled down for the night.
4
: to become quiet and begin giving one's attention to something
They quickly settled down to their work.

Examples of settle down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Summer is often thought of as the time for meeting new people, and fall and winter are for settling down. Myisha Battle, TIME, 30 June 2024 In the early days of her 17-year run on Castle, Katic also made references to both maintaining her private life and settling down. Emily Krauser, Peoplemag, 8 June 2024 Marcus, who's been in love before, is ready to settle down and start a family. Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 3 June 2024 People might test you, ultimatums might be set, and generally speaking, all may not be at peace in your kingdom (maybe not until the end of July, when some of the bombast starts to settle down). Steph Koyfman, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for settle down 

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“Settle down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/settle%20down. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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