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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theycool off
he/she/itcools off
present participlecooling off
past tensecooled off
past participlecooled off
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to become cooler after being very hot

    We went for a swim to cool ourselves off.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of cool off
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to become calm again

    Let him cool off, you can talk about it later.

    I'm really busy, but when things cool off I'll come and see you.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] if sales, prices etc cool off, they become lower
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of cool off
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