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be·calm

 (bĭ-käm′)
tr.v. be·calmed, be·calm·ing, be·calms
1. To render motionless for lack of wind: "Across the harbor, a small sailing skiff, becalmed near some reeds, caught the breeze again" (Horace Freeland Judson).
2. To make calm or still; soothe.
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becalm

(bɪˈkɑːm)
vb (tr)
rare to calm down
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be•calm

(bɪˈkɑm)

v.t.
1. to deprive (a sailing vessel) of the wind necessary to move it.
2. to calm.
[1550–60]
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becalm


Past participle: becalmed
Gerund: becalming

Imperative
becalm
becalm
Present
I becalm
you becalm
he/she/it becalms
we becalm
you becalm
they becalm
Preterite
I becalmed
you becalmed
he/she/it becalmed
we becalmed
you becalmed
they becalmed
Present Continuous
I am becalming
you are becalming
he/she/it is becalming
we are becalming
you are becalming
they are becalming
Present Perfect
I have becalmed
you have becalmed
he/she/it has becalmed
we have becalmed
you have becalmed
they have becalmed
Past Continuous
I was becalming
you were becalming
he/she/it was becalming
we were becalming
you were becalming
they were becalming
Past Perfect
I had becalmed
you had becalmed
he/she/it had becalmed
we had becalmed
you had becalmed
they had becalmed
Future
I will becalm
you will becalm
he/she/it will becalm
we will becalm
you will becalm
they will becalm
Future Perfect
I will have becalmed
you will have becalmed
he/she/it will have becalmed
we will have becalmed
you will have becalmed
they will have becalmed
Future Continuous
I will be becalming
you will be becalming
he/she/it will be becalming
we will be becalming
you will be becalming
they will be becalming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been becalming
you have been becalming
he/she/it has been becalming
we have been becalming
you have been becalming
they have been becalming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been becalming
you will have been becalming
he/she/it will have been becalming
we will have been becalming
you will have been becalming
they will have been becalming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been becalming
you had been becalming
he/she/it had been becalming
we had been becalming
you had been becalming
they had been becalming
Conditional
I would becalm
you would becalm
he/she/it would becalm
we would becalm
you would becalm
they would becalm
Past Conditional
I would have becalmed
you would have becalmed
he/she/it would have becalmed
we would have becalmed
you would have becalmed
they would have becalmed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.becalm - make steadybecalm - make steady; "steady yourself"  
stabilise, stabilize - become stable or more stable; "The economy stabilized"
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becalm

verb
To make or become calm:
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Translations

becalm

[bɪˈkɑːm] VT to be becalmedestar encalmado
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becalm

vt to be becalmed (Naut) → in eine Flaute geraten; (fig)eine Flaute haben; the ship lay or was becalmed for three weeksdas Schiff war or befand sich drei Wochen lang in einer Flaute
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In the latter part of the voyage, we had the misfortune to be becalmed for three days and nights, off the coast of India.
From the main truck of the average tall ship the horizon describes a circle of many miles, in which you can see another ship right down to her water-line; and these very eyes which follow this writing have counted in their time over a hundred sail becalmed, as if within a magic ring, not very far from the Azores - ships more or less tall.
Thus, the foreground is all raging commotion; but behind, in admirable artistic contrast, is the glassy level of a sea becalmed, the drooping unstarched sails of the powerless ship, and the inert mass of a dead whale, a conquered fortress, with the flag of capture lazily hanging from the whale-pole inserted into his spout-hole.
Although the breeze had now utterly ceased, we had made a great deal of way during the night and were now lying becalmed about half a mile to the south-east of the low eastern coast.
From time to time we landed at various islands, where we sold or exchanged our merchandise, and one day, when the wind dropped suddenly, we found ourselves becalmed close to a small island like a green meadow, which only rose slightly above the surface of the water.
The next day, giving them a salute of five guns at parting, we set sail, and arrived at the bay of All Saints in the Brazils in about twenty-two days, meeting nothing remarkable in our passage but this: that about three days after we had sailed, being becalmed, and the current setting strong to the ENE., running, as it were, into a bay or gulf on the land side, we were driven something out of our course, and once or twice our men cried out, "Land to the eastward!" but whether it was the continent or islands we could not tell by any means.
The two ships becalmed on a torpid sea, I believed to be marine phantoms.
On the 16th of January, the Nautilus seemed becalmed only a few yards beneath the surface of the waves.
"We found the gig o' the Lady Jermyn the week arter we found you, bein' becalmed like; there wasn't no lady aboard her, though."
The Apostle is lying becalmed inside the point, and her boats are out to wing.
Not even the flopping, bellying mainsail overhead, as the Arangi rolled becalmed, could draw a glance of quizzical regard from him.
They are becalmed." And then with an exclamation of renewed hope, "We can reach them!