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Verb: settle down  se-t(u)l dawn
  1. Fall slowly to a stable position, usually on a surface or the ground
    "dust settled down on the roofs";
    - settle
  2. Become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
    "He finally settled down";
    - settle, root, take root, steady down
  3. 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.";
    - calm, calm down, cool off, chill out [informal], simmer down, cool it [informal], wind down, take a chill pill [informal]

Derived forms: settling down, settled down, settles down

Type of: change state, lay, place, pose, position, put, set, stabilise [Brit], stabilize, turn