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"
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(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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Next we slid into the river and had a swim, so as to freshen up and cool off; then we set down on the sandy bottom where the water was about knee deep, and watched the day- light come.
Now sit down and cool off! I don't want any more of your tantrums."
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.
Sit down and cool off. I'll have it ready by the time you and the boys are washed."
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.
At this hour the over- heated rooms cool off; the peculiar odor that hangs about the bureaus evaporates; silence is restored.
Day became Shelley cool off for after a claim before went The home keeper pulled off another great save on 40 minutes, tipping Wilson-Heyes' well-struck shot over the bar, but from the corner and after a melee, Jacob Holt shot into the top right-hand corner.
There area number of open water swimming spots across the county, with Shadwell Quarry in Much Wenlock being one of the most popular spots for swimmers looking to cool off. Known as the Blue Quarry due to its attractive blue waters, police are often called to attend to people sunbathing, swimming and jumping off the cliff edge.
/ AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZ 5 / 21 Two men cool off in a public fountain near the Atomium during a summer hot day in Brussels, Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
People cool off on the Miroir d'Eau, a public art piece on the quay of the Garonne river as France prepares to swelter in record high June temperatures, in Bordeaux, France June 26, 2019.