settle down

settle down
settle down
1) (get comfortable) mettersi comodo, accomodarsi
2) (calm down) [person] calmarsi; [situation] accomodarsi, sistemarsi

settle down! — calma!

3)

to settle down to work — mettersi a lavorare

to settle down to doing — mettersi o decidersi a fare

* * *
1) (to (cause to) become quiet, calm and peaceful: He waited for the audience to settle down before he spoke; She settled the baby down at last.) calmarsi
2) (to make oneself comfortable: She settled (herself) down in the back of the car and went to sleep.) mettersi comodo
3) (to begin to concentrate on something, eg work: He settled down to (do) his schoolwork.) (mettersi sotto a)
* * *
vi + adv
(person: in house, armchair etc) sistemarsi, (become calmer) calmarsi, (after wild youth) mettere la testa a posto, (situation) sistemarsi, tornare alla normalità

to settle down to work — mettersi a lavorare

has he settled down in his new job? — si è adattato bene al nuovo lavoro?

things will settle down eventually — le cose si sistemeranno alla fine

I want to settle down and start a family — voglio sistemarmi e metter su famiglia

to get married and settle down — mettere su casa (e famiglia)

* * *
settle down
1) (get comfortable) mettersi comodo, accomodarsi
2) (calm down) [person] calmarsi; [situation] accomodarsi, sistemarsi

settle down! — calma!

3)

to settle down to work — mettersi a lavorare

to settle down to doing — mettersi o decidersi a fare


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