de-escalate


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pull the plug

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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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We need to encourage dialogue now, and we need to de-escalate the situation," she said, adding that "continued discussion between the two parties is what is important now.
I welcome Turkey's efforts to establish contacts with Moscow and through its contacts with Russia, to de-escalate the situation.
The UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), immediately liaised with the Israeli army and the Syrian Arab Armed Forces to de-escalate the situation, "which is currently quiet," the statement explained.
Al-Malki added: "Abbas affirmed the Palestinian leadership's position to de-escalate tensions in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and maintain the status quo that has been in effect since 1967.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has warned Turkey to stop its naval provocations in Cyprus territorial waters in order de-escalate the tense situation in the eastern Mediterranean and allow for UN-led peace talks to resume.
Vladimir Putin's initiative is targeted to help Kiev and Southeast (Ukraine) to coordinate the necessary actions to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine," Lavrov said during talks with Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe President Ilkka Kanerva, RIA Novosti reported.
The border officers talks is taking place a day after the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) had talked over the hotline on ways to de-escalate tensions along the Line of Control and the International Border.
The Minsk meeting is one of the stages on the way to de-escalate the conflict," Sergei Naryshkin, the Russian State Duma chairman, told reporters on Thursday.
It also provides strategies on how to deliver immediate support, de-escalate crisis situations, and encourage appropriate treatment.
Speaking in Jerusalem on Friday morning, Blair called for restraint but pointed out that the "reality right now is that the situation is escalating and not de-escalating", adding that a "short-term arrangement" must be reached to de-escalate the situation.
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.
NNA - The United States said on Wednesday it has fresh sanctions ready to impose on Russia if Moscow does not take steps to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine, including halting the flow of fighters and arms to Ukrainian separatists, Reuters reported.