Meaning of CALM in English

CALM

I.

noun

1 peaceful situation/manner/feeling

ADJECTIVE

▪ apparent

Under his apparent ~ lay real anxiety.

▪ inner

the pursuit of inner ~

▪ uneasy

▪ forced

With a forced ~ she said, ‘How do you know?’

▪ dead

She felt not fear, but a kind of dead ~.

▪ deadly , deathly , eerie , icy

‘I'm calling the police!’ he stated with deadly ~.

VERB + CALM

▪ appeal for , call for

The government appealed for ~ after the riots broke out.

▪ restore

Calm had been restored to the capital.

▪ maintain , regain

He struggled to maintain his ~ as they waited.

▪ shatter

The ~ was shattered by the sound of an explosion.

CALM + VERB

▪ descend , settle

After the bomb, an uneasy ~ settled on the city.

PHRASES

▪ a period of ~

2 at sea

ADJECTIVE

▪ dead , flat ( esp. BrE )

The water was a dead ~.

Seals basked on boulders in a flat ~.

II.

verb

Calm is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ fear , ↑ mind , ↑ nerve , ↑ situation

III.

adj.

VERBS

▪ appear , be , feel , look , seem , sound

I may have appeared ~ but I certainly didn't feel it.

▪ become

▪ keep , remain , stay

Sit down and keep ~!

The pilot urged the passengers to remain ~.

▪ keep sb

Keep the patient ~.

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

▪ remarkably

You seem remarkably ~.

▪ completely , perfectly

Her voice was firm and perfectly ~.

▪ outwardly

The voice sounded outwardly ~.

▪ strangely

The pain had receded and he felt strangely ~.

▪ dead

The sea was dead ~.

PREPOSITION

▪ about

She seemed pretty ~ about it.

PHRASES

▪ ~ and collected , cool, ~ and collected

He remained at all times cool, ~ and collected.

Calm is used with these nouns: ↑ assurance , ↑ atmosphere , ↑ composure , ↑ confidence , ↑ deliberation , ↑ dignity , ↑ expression , ↑ exterior , ↑ manner , ↑ ocean , ↑ reassurance , ↑ sea , ↑ surface , ↑ tone , ↑ voice , ↑ water , ↑ weather

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