becalm

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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.

becalm

(bɪˈkɑːm)
vb (tr)
rare to calm down

be•calm

(bɪˈkɑm)

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

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.becalm - make steadybecalm - make steady; "steady yourself"  
stabilise, stabilize - become stable or more stable; "The economy stabilized"

becalm

verb
To make or become calm:
Translations

becalm

[bɪˈkɑːm] VT to be becalmedestar encalmado

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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