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 Dictionary entry overview: What does be quiet mean? 

BE QUIET (verb)
  The verb BE QUIET has 1 sense:

1. refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent

  Familiarity information: BE QUIET used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BE QUIET (verb)

Sense 1be quiet [BACK TO TOP]


Refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


be quiet; belt up; button up; clam up; keep mum; shut up; dummy up; close up

Context example:

The children shut up when their father approached

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

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