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verb calm pronunciation in British English /kɑːm/
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present tense
present participlecalming
past tensecalmed
past participlecalmed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to make someone feel more relaxed and less emotional
    None of our efforts to calm her succeeded.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to make a situation more peaceful and less affected by violence, fighting, or excited activity
    The stock market has calmed after a busy few weeks.

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