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subside

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subsidesub‧side /səbˈsaɪd/ ●○○ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 LESSif a feeling, pain, sound etc subsides, it gradually becomes less and then stops syn die down 🔊 Simon waited until the laughter subsided. 🔊 The pains in his head had subsided, but he still felt dizzy and sick.2 formalTB if a building or an area of land subsides, it gradually sinks to a lower level 🔊 After the heavy rains, part of the road subsided.3 HEMLESSif bad weather conditions subside, they gradually return to a normal state 🔊 The wind gradually subsided, and all was quiet.4 if water, especially flood water, subsides, it gradually goes underground or back to a normal level 🔊 When the floods subsided, the streets were littered with bodies.
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Examples from the Corpus
subsideAfter the rebel leaders were captured or killed, the trouble subsided.An hour later, the flood waters began to subside.The speaker puffed on his cigar while he waited for the laughter to subside.Fortunately, toward evening the wind and the sea subsided...Petey heard him trying to brave it out, rocking back and forth to make the pain subside.Side effects of the drug tend to subside as time passes.He died 30 minutes later, just as the confusion had subsided enough to summon an emergency medical crew.This marble figure seems to flame and spiral up, surging, groaning like an earthquake, subsiding even as he rises.Dinah sat placidly beside Paul, aware that the bruised turmoil that was her body had subsided into a kind of contentment.Once the feverish atmosphere of the Liberation had subsided the practice aroused feelings of shame.
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Verb table
subside
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysubside
he, she, itsubsides
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysubsided
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave subsided
he, she, ithas subsided
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad subsided
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill subside
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have subsided
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam subsiding
he, she, itis subsiding
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you, we, theyare subsiding
Past
I, he, she, itwas subsiding
you, we, theywere subsiding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been subsiding
he, she, ithas been subsiding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been subsiding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be subsiding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been subsiding
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