[ verb ] become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
"He finally settled down"
Used in print(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
Now Eileen really would have_to settle_down to love honor and obey , and she 'd have_to quit drinking .(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
The hen appeared to have no doubts as to her duties and was quick to settle_down to the performance of them .
[ verb ] settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
"dust settled on the roofs"
Used in print(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
After she had served the detectives coffee and toast ( they politely declined eggs , uncomfortable about their tenancy ) , she settled_down with a morning newspaper and began reading the stock_market quotations .
[ verb ] become quiet or calm, esp. after a state of agitation
"After the fight both men need to cool off." "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
Used in print(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)
Not very_much later , but when things had settled_down a_little .