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settle down

verb

1 settle down

Settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground.

synonym: settle.



2 settle down

Become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style.

synonyms: root, settle, steady down, take root.

Roget 150: be firm etc. adj.; stick fast; stand firm, keep firm, remain firm; weather the storm, stay the course, stick to the course, keep the faith, don't give in, don't buckle under.    settle, ... show more

Roget 184: place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install; ... show more

Dutch: aarden

3 settle down

Become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation:
— It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again..

synonyms: calm, calm down, chill out, cool it, cool off, simmer down.

Roget 174: be moderate etc. adj.; keep within bounds, keep within compass; sober down, settle down; keep the peace, remit, relent, take in sail.    moderate, soften, mitigate, ... show more

Dutch: afkoelen, bedaren, dimmen, kalmeren


Moby thesaurus: alight, anchor, attain majority, be conservative, be moderate, be pacifistic, billet at, bivouac, bloom, burrow, camp, cave, cave in, colonize, come down, come in, come of age, come to anchor, come to maturity, crash-land ... show more.

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