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Verb calm down has 3 senses
- calm, calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool it - become quiet or calm, especially 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."
--1 is one way to change state, turn
- calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
--2 is one way to comfort, soothe, console, solace
The performance is likely to calm down Sue
- lull, calm down - become quiet or less intensive; "the fighting lulled for a moment"
--3 is one way to hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up