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      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to stop talking, making noise, etc.  
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pipe          [1]  
1    a long tube of metal, plastic, etc., used to convey water, oil, gas, etc.  
2    a long tube or case  
a    an object made in any of various shapes and sizes, consisting of a small bowl with an attached tubular stem, in which tobacco or other substances are smoked  
b    (as modifier)  
a pipe bowl     
4      (Also called)    pipeful   the amount of tobacco that fills the bowl of a pipe  
5      (Zoology, botany)   any of various hollow organs, such as the respiratory passage of certain animals  
a    any musical instrument whose sound production results from the vibration of an air column in a simple tube  
b    any of the tubular devices on an organ, in which air is made to vibrate either directly, as in a flue pipe, or by means of a reed  
7    an obsolete three-holed wind instrument, held in the left hand while played and accompanied by the tabor  
   See       tabor  
8    the pipes      See       bagpipes  
9    a shrill voice or sound, as of a bird  
a    a boatswain's pipe  
b    the sound it makes  
11    pl  
Informal   the respiratory tract or vocal cords  
12      (Metallurgy)   a conical hole in the head of an ingot, made by escaping gas as the metal cools  
13    a cylindrical vein of rich ore, such as one of the vertical diamond-bearing veins at Kimberley, South Africa  
14      (Also called)    volcanic pipe   a vertical cylindrical passage in a volcano through which molten lava is forced during eruption  
15      (U.S.)  
slang   something easy to do, esp. a simple course in college  
16    put that in your pipe and smoke it  
Informal   accept that fact if you can  
17    to play (music) on a pipe  
18    tr   to summon or lead by a pipe  
to pipe the dancers     
19    to utter (something) shrilly  
a    to signal orders to (the crew) by a boatswain's pipe  
b    tr   to signal the arrival or departure of  
to pipe the admiral aboard     
21    tr   to convey (water, gas, etc.) by a pipe or pipes  
22    tr   to provide with pipes  
23    tr   to trim (an article, esp. of clothing) with piping  
24    tr   to force (cream, icing, etc.) through a shaped nozzle to decorate food,   (See also)        pipe down       pipe up  
     (Old English pipe (n), pipian (vb), ultimately from Latin pipare to chirp)  
  pipeless      adj  
  pipy      adj  

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pipe down

belt up     (slang)   be quiet, button it     (slang)   button one's lip     (slang)   hold one's tongue, hush, put a sock in it     (Brit. slang)   quieten down, shush, shut one's mouth, shut up     (informal)   silence  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

1    conduit, conveyor, duct, hose, line, main, passage, pipeline, tube  
2    briar, clay, meerschaum  
3    fife, horn, tooter, whistle, wind instrument  
4    cheep, peep, play, sing, sound, tootle, trill, tweet, twitter, warble, whistle  
5    bring in, channel, conduct, convey, siphon, supply, transmit  

pipe down     
belt up     (slang)   be quiet, button it     (slang)   button one's lip     (slang)   hold one's tongue, hush, put a sock in it     (Brit. slang)   quieten down, shush, shut one's mouth, shut up     (informal)   silence  
pipe dream     
castle in the air, chimera, daydream, delusion, dream, fantasy, notion, reverie, vagary  
pipe up     
have one's say, make oneself heard, put one's oar in, raise one's voice, speak, speak up, volunteer  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
calm down!
relax, calm down
said to make someone temper his nerves or enthusiasm. E.g.: Chill out, I didn't take your car!
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
metaphoric expression for getting married
A pipe that carries water and pollutants after being used in houses and businesses.
In civil engineering, a headwall is a small retaining wall placed at the inlet or outlet of a stormwater pipe or culvert.
Abbreviation for "eXamine Your Zipper". To let someone know the zipper on the front of his pants is down.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
enormous amassment of various wastes that clogs sewer 's pipes
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