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quieten

Pronunciation: /ˈkwaɪətn/

Translation of quieten in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • (especially British English/especialmente inglés británico) quiet 3

Phrasal verbs

quieten down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [person/child/horse] calmar; [rumors/clamor] acallar he asked them to quieten down the noise les pidió que dejaran de hacer or de armar ruido 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [person/child/horse] calmarse; [rumors] acallarse the children gradually quietened down poco a poco los niños se calmaron or dejaron de alborotar we'll wait for things to quieten down a little before we venture out esperaremos a que las cosas estén más tranquilas or se calmen un poco antes de arriesgarnos a salir she eventually matured and quietened down con el tiempo maduró y sentó cabeza

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