Definition of Cool off

1. Verb. Become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation. "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."

Exact synonyms: Calm, Calm Down, Chill Out, Cool It, Settle Down, Simmer Down
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Calm

2. Verb. Lose intensity. "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"
Exact synonyms: Cool, Cool Down
Generic synonyms: Change

3. Verb. Feel less enamoured of something or somebody.
Generic synonyms: Experience, Feel

Definition of Cool off

1. Verb. (intransitive) To decrease in temperature, activity, or temper. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To cause to decrease in temperature, activity or temper. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cool Off

cooky jar
cool as a cucumber
cool beans
cool change
cool down
cool gray
cool grey
cool it
cool jazz
cool kids
cool off (current term)
cool one's heels
cool one's jets
cool story bro
coolant system

Literary usage of Cool off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... (let one's anger) cool off; vrt. seur. ... pian the anger will soon go down (1. cool off 1. subside) ; tuska ..."

2. A Classical Technology by John Miller Burnam (1920)
"(675 B) and then you throw it out to cool off, and take it, you rub its face on a leaden table, or one of emery, until you thin out its face: and then you ..."

3. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1886)
"... very warm after 22 blows, would stand t; lie test as well if it was allowed to cool off. ... lie third one I stopped at time 22d, and let it cool off. ..."

4. The Young Woman's Journal (1908)
"white-washed walls as seen in all those old Spanish houses. The first day in Manila was mostly spent in trying to cool off. ..."

5. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1990)
"cool off, become cool, turn cold (as a corpse), have less fever. ... (be) very cool, cold, icy. apata (vo.): cool, cause to cool. cool off ..."

6. Astronomy by Simon Newcomb, Günter Dietmar Roth, Arthur Beer, Edward Singleton Holden (1883)
"Thus, on the whole, so long as the planet remained liquid, it would cool off equally throughout its whole mass, owing to the constant motion from the centre ..."

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