Definition of pipe down in English:

pipe down

phrasal verb

  • [often in imperative] Stop talking; be less noisy.

    ‘pipe down, will you, I'm on the phone’
    • ‘From here on the doubters began to pipe down and make very rare appearances to throw in their twopence worth.’
    • ‘She piped down when she saw the look on everyone's faces.’
    • ‘‘Gentlemen,’ he said, preening his moustache as we eventually piped down.’
    • ‘There's wisdom in that old adage about silence being golden, so pipe down a bit while you choose your words carefully.’
    • ‘There comes a point when you need to pipe down to let someone else talk.’
    • ‘I think everybody who's yelling ‘treason’ should just pipe down.’
    • ‘It's when you turn the camera on him that he pipes down.’
    • ‘They piped down after that and allowed the witness to respond to my questions.’
    • ‘This is an election year, and I think we're in desperate trouble and it's time for people to speak up and not pipe down.’
    • ‘I just told her to pipe down.’
    be quiet, quieten down, be silent, fall silent, hush, stop talking, hold one's tongue
    shut up, shut one's face, shut one's gob, shut one's mouth, shut one's trap, button up, button it lip, button one's lip, belt up, wrap up, wrap it up, put a sock in it
    can it
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