(adverb) to reduce or become reduced: to dial down an argument
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How to use dial down in a sentence
Get help, advocate for yourself, dial down your self-imposed parenting standards.Ad's Message to Moms: If You Don’t Think Parenting Sucks, You’re Doing it Wrong | Andy Hinds | April 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And as the country started to dial down the overt sexism, women scored a major victory in Massachusetts.
In a separate interview, Reed repeatedly pledged to “dial down” the rhetoric from Bachmann's amped up levels.
Next run it dial down for twenty-four hours and make note of the number of seconds fast or slow in this position.Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches | Walter J. Kleinlein
The rate in all positions was fast with the exception of the dial down rate, which was slow.Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches | Walter J. Kleinlein