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  • 1 settle down — {v.} 1. To live more quietly and sensibly; have a regular place to live and a regular job; stop acting wildly or carelessly, especially by growing up. * /John will settle down after he gets a job and gets married./ 2. To become quiet, calm, or… …

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  • 2 settle down — {v.} 1. To live more quietly and sensibly; have a regular place to live and a regular job; stop acting wildly or carelessly, especially by growing up. * /John will settle down after he gets a job and gets married./ 2. To become quiet, calm, or… …

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  • 3 settle down — settle (someone) down to get someone to behave more calmly. He was so upset that one of his brothers had to settle him down. Usage notes: often used as an order: OK, class, settle down …

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  • 4 settle down to something — settle down to (something) to give something all of your attention. I settled down to read about the festival and what I could do there. Usage notes: often said about a meal: After work, we all settle down to a home cooked dinner …

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  • 5 settle down to — (something) to give something all of your attention. I settled down to read about the festival and what I could do there. Usage notes: often said about a meal: After work, we all settle down to a home cooked dinner …

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  • 6 settle (down) to something — settle (down) to sth derived to begin to give your attention to sth • They finally settled down to a discussion of the main issues. • He found it hard to settle to his work. Main entry: ↑settlederived …

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  • 7 settle down — v. 1) (D; intr.) to settle down into, to (to settle down into a routine; to settle down to family life) 2) (E) to settle down to study 3) (misc.) to settle down for the night * * * [ setl daʊn] to (to settle down into a routine; to settle down to …

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  • 8 settle down — phrasal verb Word forms settle down : present tense I/you/we/they settle down he/she/it settles down present participle settling down past tense settled down past participle settled down 1) [intransitive/transitive] same as settle I, 8) The kids… …

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  • 9 settle down — 1) PHRASAL VERB When someone settles down, they start living a quiet life in one place, especially when they get married or buy a house. [V P] One day I ll want to settle down and have a family... [V P prep/adv] Before she settled down in… …

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  • 10 settle down — verb 1. settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground (Freq. 4) dust settled on the roofs • Syn: ↑settle • Hypernyms: ↑put, ↑set, ↑place, ↑pose, ↑ …

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  • 11 Settle Down — Infobox Single Name = Settle Down Artist = Breaks Co Op from Album = Released = 2005 Format = CD Single Recorded = 2005 Genre = Length = Label = EMI (UK) Writer = Producer = Chart position = Reviews = Last single = The Otherside (2005) This… …

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  • 12 settle\ down — v 1. To live more quietly and sensibly; have a regular place to live and a regular job; stop acting wildly or carelessly, especially by growing up. John will settle down after he gets a job and gets married. 2. To become quiet, calm, or… …

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  • 13 ˌsettle ˈdown — phrasal verb to change your life by choosing to stay in one place or with one partner Are you ever going to settle down?[/ex] …

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  • 14 settle down — Synonyms and related words: alight, anchor, attain majority, be conservative, be moderate, be pacifistic, billet at, bivouac, bloom, burrow, camp, cave, cave in, colonize, come down, come in, come of age, come to anchor, come to maturity, crash… …

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  • 15 settle down — I. be calm, relax, calm down    Let s wait until the baby settles down. Then we can eat. II. live in one place, town or city, put down roots    We moved from place to place before we settled down in Guelph …

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  • 16 settle down to — apply oneself to. → settle …

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  • 17 settle down — adopt a more steady or secure style of life, especially in a permanent job and home. → settle …

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  • 18 settle down — v. stay in one place; adopt a more regular secure lifestyle; become established; calm down …

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  • 19 settle down — live a quiet normal life He settled down and started a family after he finished university …

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  • 20 settle down — to accept responsibilities and behave in a more regular way than you have in the past. Larry met his wife in San Antonio, where they have settled down and started a family …

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