die down

die down
verb
1. suffer from a disease that kills shoots
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The plants near the garage are dying back

Syn: ↑die back
Derivationally related forms: ↑dieback (for: ↑die back)
Hypernyms: ↑shrivel, ↑shrivel up, ↑shrink, ↑wither
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

2. become progressively weaker
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the laughter died down

Hypernyms: ↑weaken
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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intransitive verb
of a plant : to undergo death of the aboveground portions — used chiefly of a normal seasonal behavior of herbaceous perennials, less often of winterkilling of semihardy woody plants

the spring bulbs ripen their foliage and die down soon after blooming

buddleias die down each winter in the north but bloom from new wood the next season

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die down
1. To subside
2. (of plants) to die above ground, leaving only roots or rootstocks
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Main Entry:die

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ˌdie ˈdown [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they die down he/she/it dies down present participle dying down past tense died down past participle died down] phrasal verb
if something dies down, it becomes much less noisy, powerful, or active

I waited for the laughter to die down before I spoke.

The wind died down during the night.

Thesaurus: to become less in size, amount or valuesynonym
Main entry: die

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die down [phrasal verb]
: to gradually become less strong

The wind will die down in the evening.

She waited for the noise to die down before she started singing.

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Main Entry:die

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ˌdie ˈdown derived
to become gradually less strong, loud, noticeable, etc

The flames finally died down.

When the applause had died down, she began her speech.

Main entry:diederived

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