cool off

PHR-V-ERG
If someone or something cools off, or if you cool them off, they become cooler after having been hot.

[V P] Maybe he's trying to cool off out there in the rain...

[V n P] She made a fanning motion, pretending to cool herself off...

[V P n (not pron)] Cool off the carrots quickly.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • cool\ off — • cool down • cool off v To lose or cause to lose the heat of any deep feeling (as love, enthusiasm, or anger); make or become calm, cooled or indifferent; lose interest. A heated argument can be settled better if both sides cool down first. John …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cool off — phrasal verb Word forms cool off : present tense I/you/we/they cool off he/she/it cools off present participle cooling off past tense cooled off past participle cooled off 1) [intransitive] to become cooler after being very hot We went for a swim …   English dictionary

  • cool off — verb 1. become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation (Freq. 1) After the fight both men need to cool off. It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again. • Syn: ↑calm, ↑calm down, ↑chill out, ↑simmer down,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cool off — verb a) To decrease in temperature, activity, or temper. You are getting a little too angry, you need to cool off. b) To cause to decrease in temperature, activity or temper. The metal will take about …   Wiktionary

  • cool off — in. to calm down. □ Now, it’s all right. Cool off! □ I knew things would cool off eventually …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • cool-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: from cool off, v. : a cooling off period …   Useful english dictionary

  • cool off — control your emotions, chill out, calm down    I better cool off before I talk to the kids. I m still angry …   English idioms

  • cool off — Synonyms and related words: arrange, array, arrest, bridle, calm down, check, collect oneself, compose oneself, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool it, curb, curtail, decelerate, deploy, dispose, dompt, enjoin, form, get organized, govern,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Cool off — become calmer; become more reasonable …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • cool off — Australian Slang become calmer; become more reasonable …   English dialects glossary


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