quiet down

quiet down
If someone or something quiets down or if you quiet them down, they become less noisy or less active. [mainly AM]

[V P] Once the vote was taken, things quieted down quickly...

[V n P] Try gradually to quiet them down as bedtime approaches.

(in BRIT, usually use quieten down)

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