March 07, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
subside /səbˈsaɪd/ verb
subside
/səbˈsaɪd/
verb

subsides; subsided; subsiding

The road is closed until the water subsides.
The road is closed until the water subsides.
Learner's definition of SUBSIDE

[no object]

1 : to become less strong or intense

  • The pain/swelling will subside in a couple of hours.

  • After his anger had subsided, he was able to look at things rationally.

  • We'll have to wait until the wind/storm/rain subsides.

2 : to move down to a lower level

  • The road will remain closed until the water/flood/river subsides.

  • a place where the ground has subsided [=sunk, settled]

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