simmer down

simmered down; simmering down; simmers down

Definition of simmer down

intransitive verb

1 : to become calm or peaceful
2 : to become reduced by or as if by simmering

First Known Use of simmer down

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Simmer down.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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