cool

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verb
1 (also cool down) become colder
ADVERB
a little, slightly, etc.
completely
quickly, rapidly

Dry soil cools rapidly when air temperatures fall.

gradually, slowly

Her tea was slowly cooling in front of her.

VERB + COOL
allow sth to, let sth

Allow the cake to cool thoroughly before removing it from the tin.

2 (also cool down, cool off) become calmer
ADVERB
considerably
slightly, somewhat

He's cooled down somewhat since this morning,

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adj.
1 fairly cold
VERBS
be, feel, look

The forest looked cool and shady.

become, get

It will probably get cool later, so bring a coat.

keep sth

Try to keep the drinks cool.

ADVERB
very
a little, slightly, etc.
fairly, quite, rather
relatively

It was a relatively cool night.

completely

Wait until the cake is completely cool before cutting.

deliciously, pleasantly, refreshingly, wonderfully

The cave was refreshingly cool.

surprisingly, unseasonably, unusually

The weather that June was unseasonably cool.

2 calm
VERBS
appear, be, look
keep, remain, stay

She managed to stay cool during the meeting.

act, play it (informal)

He forced himself to count to ten and act cool.

For once I felt uncertain about my real feelings. I decided to play it cool.

ADVERB
very
pretty
PREPOSITION
about

She's completely cool about what happened.

with (AmE, informal)

I knew I needed surgery, and I was cool with it.

PHRASES
cool, calm and collected

He did his best to appear cool, calm and collected.

3 not friendly/enthusiastic
VERBS
act (AmE), appear, be, sound
remain
ADVERB
distinctly (esp. BrE), very
rather, somewhat
PREPOSITION
about

She was distinctly cool about their plans.

towards/toward

He was cool towards me. (BrE)

I'm sorry I acted cool toward you. (AmE)

4 used to show approval
VERB + COOL
be

It's so cool you came back!

look, sound

You look really cool in those jeans.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
so
totally
amazingly
Cool is used with these nouns: ↑air, ↑basement, ↑breeze, ↑calculation, ↑cheek, ↑climate, ↑colour, ↑composure, ↑confidence, ↑confines, ↑detachment, ↑drink, ↑evening, ↑exterior, ↑feature, ↑gadget, ↑gaze, ↑green, ↑hand, ↑head, ↑indifference, ↑jazz, ↑kid, ↑light, ↑look, ↑marble, ↑mist, ↑morning, ↑mum, ↑music, ↑reception, ↑restaurant, ↑sand, ↑shade, ↑sheet, ↑shower, ↑sophistication, ↑summer, ↑sunglasses, ↑temperament, ↑temperature, ↑thing, ↑tone, ↑voice, ↑weather

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