Definition of Pipe down

1. Verb. Become quiet or quieter. "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

Exact synonyms: Hush, Quiesce, Quiet, Quiet Down, Quieten
Related verbs: Hush, Hush Up, Quieten, Shut Up, Silence, Still
Generic synonyms: Change Intensity
Derivative terms: Hush, Quiescent, Quiet
Antonyms: Louden



Definition of Pipe down

1. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) To be quiet; to refrain from being noisy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pipe Down

pipas
pipazethate
pipe
pipe-clay
pipe-opener
pipe-openers
pipe-smoker's cancer
pipe bomb
pipe bombs
pipe bone
pipe bowl
pipe clamp
pipe cleaner
pipe cleaners
pipe cutter
pipe down (current term)
pipe dream
pipe dreams
pipe fitter
pipe fitting
pipe in
pipe major
pipe of peace
pipe organ
pipe organs
pipe rack
pipe smoker
pipe snake
pipe stem cirrhosis
pipe tong

Literary usage of Pipe down

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1. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1826)
"But when as they cot to Ware, well I wot, And stopped awhile at the Inn, Then that passenger brown laid his long pipe down, And call'd for a glass of gin. ..."

2. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"piped on what is known as the "one-pipe down-feed" principle; ie, ... The one-pipe down-feed is cheaper and simpler and practically as efficient as the ..."

3. The Old Sea Captain by Old Humphrey, Religious Tract Society (1799)
"... hassock—The congregation—Divine service—Drum beats to quarters—Reef topsails—Stand by the hammocks—pipe down —Roll up the cloths—Call the watch. ..."

4. Practical Manual of Minerals, Mines and Mining: Comprising Suggestions as to by Henry Stafford Osborn (1887)
"At the top end there is a round hole 1J inches for a shackle pin, so as to connect and shackle it to the side chains to draw or force the pipe down. ..."

5. The United States Democratic Review by Conrad Swackhamer (1839)
"pipe down," said the Captain to the First Lieutenant, " and splice the main brace." " pipe down," echoed the First Lieutenant to the boatswain. ..."

6. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1913)
"The one-pipe down-feed is cheaper and simpler and practically as efficient as the two-pipe system under normal conditions. It is objectionable, however. due ..."

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