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Definition of cool down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

cool down

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1  to become cool or cooler We cooled off with a swim in the lake.
  2. 2to become calm, less excited or less enthusiastic I think you should wait until she's cooled down a little.
  3. 3(business) to slow down or decrease Although growth is cooling down, high inflation keeps the central bank cautious.

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    cool off somebody

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  1. 1  to make somebody feel cooler Drink plenty of cold water to cool yourself down.
  2. 2to make somebody calm, less excited or less enthusiastic A few hours in a police cell should cool him off.

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    cool off something

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  1. 1  to make something cool or cooler
  2. 2  (business) to make something slower or less strong Demand is still too strong to cool down the property market.