cool off

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: off - become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation; "After the fight both men need to cool off."; "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election" off - lose intensity; "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night" off - feel less enamoured of something or somebody
feel, experience - undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"

w>cool off

(liquid, food)abkühlen; (person)sich abkühlen
(fig)(sich) abkühlen; (enthusiasm, interest)nachlassen; (= become less angry)sich beruhigen; (= become less friendly)kühler werden (about or towards sb jdm gegenüber)
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Here was the chute, with its river of hogs, all patiently toiling upward; there was a place for them to rest to cool off, and then through another passageway they went into a room from which there is no returning for hogs.
Then Kerick sat down on the moss and pulled out a heavy pewter watch and let the drove cool off for thirty minutes, and Kotick could hear the fog-dew dripping off the brim of his cap.
Depend upon it, Marilla, she'll cool off in a week or so and be ready enough to go back of her own accord, that's what, while, if you were to make her go back right off, dear knows what freak or tantrum she'd take next and make more trouble than ever.
3--Color) (Ran in Conejo Edition only) Nothing beats cool water to cool off from high-90s temperatures Tuesday.
While residents of Chatsworth and Simi Valley wilted in the heat of record-setting temperatures Sunday, meteorologists said offshore breezes should cool off the San Fernando Valley by midweek.
Everybody got caught up in it, but nobody looked down the road, for when it would cool off,'' said Rick Hazeltine, former editor of Volleyball magazine.
On Day Two of the summer's second heat wave, Southern California and the rest of the state used so much power trying to cool off Monday that they pushed utilities toward a brownout.
Otherwise it will take the house longer to cool off again, because it's not just the air, but the furniture and other household items that are affected as well.
As the temperature heats up, the temptation to cool off in a local waterway increases, but so do the dangers.
Stars including Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova needed ice packs to cool off and supporters plunged into fountains and headed for giant water fans.
In this week's Nostalgia we take a seasonal dip and cool off in the river as this group of swimmers take a plunge.
PEOPLE enjoying the hot weather were urged to cool off in the water only at supervised locations after a spate of accidents left two teenage boys dead and a third missing.