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SUBSIDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does subside mean? 

SUBSIDE (verb)
  The verb SUBSIDE has 4 senses:

1. wear off or die down
2. sink to a lower level or form a depression
3. sink down or precipitate
4. descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

  Familiarity information: SUBSIDE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBSIDE (verb)


Sense 1subside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wear off or die down

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

subside; lessen

Context example:

The pain subsided

Hypernyms (to "subside" is one way to...):

weaken (become weaker)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The water subsides


Sense 2subside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sink to a lower level or form a depression

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

the valleys subside

Hypernyms (to "subside" is one way to...):

dip; sink (appear to move downward)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3subside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sink down or precipitate

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

subside; settle

Context example:

the mud subsides when the waters become calm

Hypernyms (to "subside" is one way to...):

go down; go under; settle; sink (go under,)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4subside [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

subside; sink

Context examples:

He sank into bed / She subsided into the chair

Hypernyms (to "subside" is one way to...):

come down; descend; fall; go down (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


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