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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The goodwill gesture by PM Imran to de-escalate tensions between Pakistan and India won hearts of people on both sides of the border.
Meanwhile, fresh skirmishes erupted Thursday between Indian and Pakistani soldiers in the disputed Kashmir region, and world powers urged the nuclear-armed nations to de-escalate tensions that have gripped the region since a Feb.
The sightings of the Singaporean military vessel followed Malaysia's Foreign Affairs Ministry saying it will take measures to de-escalate the situation with Singapore, ahead of a proposed bilateral talk next month.
According to Yakub, 'we need to de-escalate tension and avoid alarming reports.
Defense Department called Qatar Saturday to de-escalate the tensions in the Middle East and to encourage all Gulf partners to focus their efforts on rooting out the Islamic State (IS) and facing Iran's threats in the region.
Duterte encouraged North Korea to exercise self-restraint and resume dialogue to de-escalate tensions brought by its previous nuclear tests.
Both leaders said they were encouraged by the efforts taken to de-escalate tensions and by the progress that has been made.
He also underscored the importance of the international community to de-escalate the situation and prevent further tensions, by cancelling all Israeli actions that aim to impose new facts on the ground.
And in the wake of recent police shootings, officers in the course say they see it as one more tool to help them de-escalate situations.
"It contains and it can disperse, but it doesn't de-escalate the situation.
Washington, Safar 19, 1437, December 01, 2015, SPA -- Evidence shows a Russian military jet fighter violated Turkish airspace before it was shot down last week, but it is important now that Moscow and Ankara work "to de-escalate the situation," the U.S.
BRE[pounds sterling]KSEL (CyHAN)- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday said he welcomed Turkey's efforts to establish contacts with Moscow to de-escalate the situation after his meeting with visiting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.