settle down

Definition of settle 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.

Word by Word Definitions

settle play
  1. : to place so as to stay

  2. : to establish in residence

  3. : 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

down play
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : 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

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

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

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

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

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

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome



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