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Meaning of 'settle down'



 
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Meaning of 'settle down' #1 (permalink) Mon Dec 11, 2006 23:22 pm   Meaning of 'settle down'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #88 "Common English Errors (4)", question 6

Due to his age, everyone thinks he should find a suitable mate and settle ..........

(a) on
(b) along
(c) down
(d) up

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #88 "Common English Errors (4)", answer 6

Due to his age, everyone thinks he should find a suitable mate and settle down.

Correct answer: (c) down

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what do u mean by''settle down'' thanks
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Settle down #2 (permalink) Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:44 am   Settle down
 

Hello,
In this case, 'settle down' refers to 'calming down' and starting a family. Similarly, 'settle down' is also used to when referring to a child who is misbehaving or too active in a situation. You could say, "Settle down!" and that simply means to calm down - to become more stable and not so hyper or active.
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