die down



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die down (third-person singular simple present dies down, present participle dying down, simple past and past participle died down)

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic) To become less virulent or strong; to subside.
    We'll be able to sail safely across the bay once the storm dies down.
    By the morning the fire had died down.
    • 2008 October, Paul Scott, “Was the Prozac revolution all in our heads?”, in Men's Health, volume 23, number 8, ISSN 1054-4836, page 149:
      "I think you should consider your responsibility," said one critic. "How many patients went off the medications due to that publication, without consulting their doctor?"
      When the applause after this question died down, Deacon defended the right of scientists to question popular medications: []