de-escalate


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pull the plug

Vox populi
verb
(1) A popular term meaning to withdraw nutritional support and ventilation from a patient in a persistent vegetative states.
(2) In the common parlance, pulling the plug refers to the precipitate disruption of electron flow from a power grid to an electrical device in use or on standby, by abrupt application of a lateral counter-force from a mutually positioned female receptacle.

de-escalate

(dē-ĕs′kă-lāt″)
To defuse a potentially dangerous interaction between two or more individuals.
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Asked to comment on the Israeli decision to install metal detractors, she said, 'US support anything that serves to de-escalate tensions and pave the road for the two sides to come together and talks about the peace process moving forward.
All parties bear the responsibility for breaking this cycle and de-escalate violence.
Our common domain are the efforts to de-escalate the tension, and not to provoke further tensions.
Everything we are doing is to de-escalate the situation but on the other hand be prepared for actions that can develop if they do not de-escalate," Mr Lerner said.
Russia pledged yesterday to help free the observers, who were sent to Ukraine to monitor an accord between Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union that was meant to de-escalate the crisis.
Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a telephone call on Tuesday that Washington would impose more sanctions on Russia if tensions did not de-escalate in eastern Ukraine, Reuters said.
US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov met in Paris over Moscow's response to an American plan to de-escalate the crisis.
Of course, they need to take their own steps to de-escalate this situation.
Clearly, the objective must be to de-escalate this crisis.
The White House released a statement today saying that Biden asked for de-escalate the situation in Ukraine and attending to the protestors viable fears.
President Viktor Yanukoych has used the crisis and growing violence to meet three prominent opposition leaders in an effort to stem further bloodshed and de-escalate the crisis.
In the wake of the severed ties between India and Pakistan following the recent brutal killings along the Line of Control (LoC), the United States has welcomed direct talks between the two countries to de-escalate the tension.