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Settle Down

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Definition of the verb settle down

What does settle down mean as a doing phrase?

verb

  1. settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonym of settle down: settle
    • more generic words: lay / place / pose / position / put / set = put into a certain place or abstract location
    • more specific word: sediment = settle as sediment
  2. become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
  3. become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation

Alternative definition of the verb settle down

verb

  1. To become quiet and calm after a period of restlessness.
  2. To establish a settled lifestyle, and especially to marry.

Music

  1. "Settle Down" is a song by American rock band No Doubt. It is the first single from their sixth studio album Push and Shove. Written by Gwen Stefani, Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, and produced by Spike Stent, it was released on July 16, 2012 by Interscope Records. The song is a combination of many styles, such as reggae, ska, dancehall, Latin and Caribbean-tinged beats, merging with American pop and rock music. Lyrically, the song is about confidence and about feeling good, adjusting yourself to unfamiliar circumstances.
  2. "Settle Down" is a song by The 1975.
  3. "Settle Down" is a song by New Zealand singer/guitarist Kimbra from her debut studio album, Vows. The song was released in New Zealand on 10 June 2010 as the lead single from the album and was re-released on 1 November 2011. The single peaked at number 37 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.
  4. "Settle Down" is a musical album of Julia Nunes.
    • released on
  5. "Settle Down" is the 2012 single by No Doubt.
    • also known as Settle Down (Remixes)
    • released on
  6. "Settle Down" is a musical EP of Kimbra.
    • released on
  7. "Settle Down" is a musical single of Over The Wall.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  8. "Settle Down" is a musical single of Last Japan.
    • released on
  9. "Settle Down" is a musical album of Flora Reed.
    • released in (13 years ago)

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Settle Down is a cataloged instance, musical recording.

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Google previewRandom House Webster's American Sign Language Dictionary (2008)

by Elaine Costello

Same sign used for: calm, calm down, quiet down, relax, settle down. □ (Natural gesture for calming someone down) Beginning with both 5 hands in front of each side of the chest, palms facing down, move the hands slowly down to in front of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Language of Mota, Sugarloaf Island, Banks' Islands, with a Short Grammar and Index (1896)

by Robert Henry Codrington, John Palmer (archdeacon of Southern Melanesia)

to settle down, sink downwards ; same word as Motlav, hag to sit. sager, to settle down upon. Sage, 2. adv. of direction, upwards, inland ; of time, future. 3. v. to go inland towards the inner upper part of the country, particularly to go to ...

Google previewA Sea Dyak Dictionary, in Alphabetical Parts, with Examples and Quotations Shewing the Use and Meaning of Words (1900)

by William Howell, D. J. S. Bailey

settle down. Dllll't)" err/a; Hm :arrmtz. Sit down all of you. Alwka ngzntap kaa'iri babim' kamaialu. Iwant to settle down steadily and marry ...

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Usage statistics about settle down

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb settle down:

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Small photo of Cheerful backpackers with map looking for place to settle down while walking through forest on summer daySmall photo of In the ocean with blue sky. The sun settle down.Small photo of People settle down for their evening meal below the Blue Mosque in IstanbulSmall photo of cradle of human kind south africa 04/28/2008: This cape ground squirrel came to investigate as we settle down for lunch at the rhino and lion park near Johannesburg South AfricaSmall photo of A small community settle down on the lakeside of the Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. In the winter, the upper surface of the lake becomes thick ice sheet that partly splits because of stress.Small photo of A small community settle down on the lakeside of the Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. In the winter, the upper surface of the lake becomes thick ice sheet that partly splits because of stress.Small photo of A small community settle down on the lakeside of the Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. In the winter, the upper surface of the lake becomes thick ice sheet that partly splits because of stress. More...

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Quotes about Settle Down

Having had that experience... I think, what modern culture wants to see is the relationship with the woman. I don't think you can tell a story on film nowadays where the woman simply is there for the man when he decides to settle down. (Tom Selleck)
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