subside subside  /səb ˈsaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) wear off or die down
  2. (v) sink to a lower level or form a depression
  3. (v) sink down or precipitate
  4. (v) descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

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Usage(s):

  1. That raises the prospect that even if the fighting does subside, the government's offensive will have accomplished little.
  2. The wake of that horror has yet to subside.
  3. So the demand for a treatment--until, at least, a vaccine becomes available, and probably well after--isn't likely to subside.

News

  1. Water levels continue to drop

    The water level of the Iowa River and local creeks continues to slowly subside after less rain fell than was expected over the weekend, further easing the area’s immediate flooding concerns.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Iowa City Press-Citizen

  2. Iowa River water level continues to subside

    The water level of the Iowa River and local creeks continues to slowly subside after less rain fell than was expected over the weekend, further easing the area’s immediate flooding concerns.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Iowa City Press-Citizen

  3. Local Sports

    It has taken until now for the disappointment to subside.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Mining Journal

Quotes

  1. Washington Mutual chairman Kerry Killinger said: "This substantial new capital: will position us for a return to profitability as these elevated credit costs subside. With the support of these investors, we have every confidence in our ability to...
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Kerry Killinger Source: Legal Week

  2. "The world is caught up in a financial storm, and dark clouds fill our immediate horizon," Lee said in a speech in Singapore. "The fear and panic gripping financial markets everywhere will take time to subside."
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Lee Hsien Loong Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Unfortunately, things are going to get worse (starting today no doubt) before they get better, but I am confident that ultimately the turmoil will subside and we will have our lives back," Abramoff wrote in his e-mail.
    on Nov 14, 2006 By: Jack Abramoff Source: FOXNews

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