■ settle down

■ settle down
■ settle down
A v. i. + avv.
1 ► to settle, B, def. 1
2 calmarsi; placarsi; acquietarsi; tranquillizzarsi: The baby has settled down at last, finalmente il bimbo si è calmato
3 mettersi comodo; adagiarsi: to settle down in a deep armchair, sprofondare in una comoda poltrona
4 darsi da fare; mettersi sotto: You must settle down to doing your homework, devi metterti sotto a fare il compito (a casa)
5 (anche fin.: di prezzi, quotazioni, ecc.) stabilizzarsi
6 (di una nave) affondare; posarsi (sul fondo)
B v. t. + avv.
1 calmare; placare; acquietare
2 sistemare (anche fig.); far mettere la testa a posto a (q.) □ to settle down for life, sistemarsi (fig.); sposarsi □ to settle down to dinner, mettersi a tavola □ to settle down to a job, impegnarsi in un lavoro.

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