die down

verb(intr, adverb)
  1. (of some perennial plants) to wither and die above ground, leaving only the root alive during the winter

  2. to lose strength or power, esp by degrees

  1. to become calm or quiet

Words Nearby die down

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How to use die down in a sentence

  • Yet it was not so, since the pain would die down, while the wound would leave no scar.

    Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
  • This wind would not die down; they were sure to make a quick run, and would be in before dark.

    By The Sea | Heman White Chaplin
  • For perhaps five minutes nothing could be noticed; then, almost imperceptibly, the smoke began to die down.

  • It will for a time grow larger and larger, and then the plant will wither and die down to the place from which the head springs.

    Out on the Pampas | G. A. Henty
  • After flowering the plants will die down and the tubers, after drying off, may be placed in a dry, warm place until spring.

Other Idioms and Phrases with die down

die down

see die away.

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