Difference between cool down and cool off

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There is little difference between the expressions cool down and cool off. When things cool down / cool off, their temperature drops a bit.

When your interest in something / someone cools down / off, you become less enthusiastic about it / them.

Cool down and cool off can also be used to talk about becoming less angry.

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He or she and they
Words ending in -man
At or in?
Can or could?
Go or get?
Can and be able to
Can and could
Change of tenses
Close and shut
Cloth and clothes
Come and go
Comparative and superlative
Comparatives - a common error
On the contrary
Cool down and cool off
Correct pronunciation of the
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