1 fairly cold
VERBS be, feel, look The forest looked cool and shady. | become, get It will probably get cool later, so bring a coat. | keep sth Try to keep the drinks cool.
ADV. very | fairly, quite, rather | beautifully, blissfully, deliciously, pleasantly, refreshingly, wonderfully The temple was light, spacious and blissfully cool.
VERBS appear, be, look | keep, remain, stay She managed to stay cool during the meeting. | act, play it (informal) He forced himself to count to ten and act cool. For once I felt uncertain about my real feelings. I decided to play it cool.
ADV. very | completely | pretty | professionally Professionally cool, she went back to her patient.
PHRASES cool, calm and collected He did his best to appear cool, calm and collected.
3 not friendly/enthusiastic
VERBS appear, be, sound | remain
ADV. distinctly, very | rather, somewhat
PREP. about She was distinctly cool about their plans. | towards He was cool towards me.
1 become colder
ADV. completely, thoroughly | a little, slightly | down, off He went for a swim to cool off.
VERB + COOL allow sth to, let sth Allow the cake to cool thoroughly before removing it from the tin.
2 become calmer
ADV. considerably | slightly, somewhat