(of some perennial plants) to wither and die above ground, leaving only the root alive during the winter
to lose strength or power, esp by degrees
to become calm or quiet
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How to use die down in a sentence
The best way to fix the Internet would be to let the Kardashian butt hysteria die down.#FixTheInternet: The Hashtag That Beat Back Kim Kardashian’s Butt | Emily Shire | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I expected it to die down,” Dick said of the reaction to The Invisible War.‘The Invisible War’: How Oscar’s Military Rape Documentary Might Change Everything | Alyssa Rosenberg | February 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Conversely, former Wall Street whipping boy Goldman Sachs has seen the heat die down.JP Morgan Losses, Barclays’s Bad Bet: It’s a Bad Day for Banks | Alex Klein | June 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The issue would flare up, then die down, then flare up again.Komen Official Karen Handel Calls Planned Parenthood a ‘Gigantic Bully’ | Abigail Pesta | February 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Between rumors of a tryst with NBA player Glen Rice and allegations of cocaine use, we doubt this one will die down anytime soon.
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.Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil | Alice B. Emerson
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.The Practical Garden-Book | C. E. Hunn
Other Idioms and Phrases with die down
see die away.
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