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Definition of pipe down in English:

[often in imperative] informal Stop talking; be less noisy: pipe down, will you, I’m on the phone
More example sentences
  • ‘Gentlemen,’ he said, preening his moustache as we eventually piped down.
  • This is an election year, and I think we're in desperate trouble and it's time for people to speak up and not pipe down.
  • There comes a point when you need to pipe down to let someone else talk.
Synonyms
be quiet, quieten down, be silent, fall silent, hush, stop talking, hold one's tongue
informal shut up, shut one's face/mouth/trap/gob, button up, button it/one's lip, belt up, wrap up, wrap it up, put a sock in it
North American informal can it
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