pipe down
intransitive verb Etymology: 2pipe Date: circa 1900 to stop talking or making noise

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pipe down — {v.} 1. To call (sailors) away from work with a whistle. * /He piped the men down after boat drill./ 2. {slang} To stop talking; shut up; be quiet. * / Oh, pipe down, he called./ Often considered rude …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pipe down — {v.} 1. To call (sailors) away from work with a whistle. * /He piped the men down after boat drill./ 2. {slang} To stop talking; shut up; be quiet. * / Oh, pipe down, he called./ Often considered rude …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pipe down — ► pipe down informal stop talking; be less noisy. Main Entry: ↑pipe …   English terms dictionary

  • pipe down — verb become quiet or quieter The audience fell silent when the speaker entered • Syn: ↑quieten, ↑hush, ↑quiet, ↑quiesce, ↑quiet down • Ant: ↑louden ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • pipe down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms pipe down : present tense I/you/we/they pipe down he/she/it pipes down present participle piping down past tense piped down past participle piped down spoken used for telling someone to stop talking or to… …   English dictionary

  • pipe down — PHRASAL VERB: no cont, usu imper If you tell someone who is talking a lot or talking too loudly to pipe down, you are telling them to stop talking. [INFORMAL] [V P] Just pipe down and I ll tell you what I want …   English dictionary

  • pipe down — in. to become quiet; to cease making noise; to shut up. (Especially as a rude command.) □ Pipe down! I’m trying to sleep. □ Come on! Pipe down and get back to work! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pipe down — verb To be quiet; to refrain from being noisy. Pipe down kids, Im trying to work. Syn: quiet, shut up Ant: pipe up …   Wiktionary

  • pipe\ down — v 1. To call (sailors) away from work with a whistle. He piped the men down after boat drill. 2. slang To stop talking; shut up; be quiet. Oh, pipe down, he called. Often considered rude …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pipe down — do not be so noisy, be quiet, keep it down    The teacher opened the door and said, Pipe down, Grade 7 …   English idioms

  • pipe down — informal we had to ask that couple in the first row to pipe down Syn: be quiet, be silent, hush, stop talking, hold one s tongue, settle down; informal shut up, shut one s mouth, zip it, button it, button one s lip, put a sock in it …   Thesaurus of popular words

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