- PHR-V-ERGIf 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.
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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
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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
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Cool off — become calmer; become more reasonable … Dictionary of Australian slang
cool off — Australian Slang become calmer; become more reasonable … English dialects glossary