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|present participle||settling down|
|past tense||settled down|
|past participle||settled down|
The kids will settle down after they've had a nap.
I settled down in front of the television for the evening.
She took a seat and settled down to wait.
This is the British English definition of settle down. View American English definition of settle down.
the long central part of a church where people sit
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