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Definition of calm verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



calm somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they calm
he / she / it calms
past simple calmed
-ing form calming
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 to make someone or something become quiet and more relaxed, especially after strong emotion or excitement I took a few seconds to calm my nerves. His presence had a calming influence. Phrasal Verbscalm down
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: calm