ease off

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Verb1.ease off - become less intense
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
2.ease off - reduce pressure or intensity; "he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"


1. Freedom, especially from pain:
2. Freedom from constraint, formality, embarrassment, or awkwardness:
3. Freedom from labor, responsibility, or strain:
4. The ability to perform without apparent effort:
5. Steady good fortune or financial security:
Informal: easy street.
Idioms: comfortable circumstances, the good life.
1. To make less severe or more bearable:
2. To reduce in tension, pressure, or rigidity:
3. To become or cause to become less active or intense.Off or up:
abate, bate, die (away, down, off, or out), ebb, fall, fall off, lapse, let up, moderate, remit, slacken, slack off, subside, wane.
4. To make less difficult:
Idioms: clear the way for, grease the wheels, open the door for.
5. To maneuver gently and slowly into place:
6. To advance carefully and gradually:
phrasal verb
ease off
To moderate or change a position or course of action as a result of pressure:
Idiom: give way.
References in classic literature ?
We'll have to do sentry-go and ease off a point or so on the rum.
Unable to hang on as close in the eye of the wind as formerly, he proceeded to slack his sheet a trifle and to ease off a bit, in order to outfoot me.
But King Laugh he come like the sunshine, and he ease off the strain again, and we bear to go on with our labor, what it may be.
Sizable spread in iShares Emerging Markets Fund as shares ease off 52-week highs.
Tony said their mum Julie, who died aged 89 in 2015, "always worried about his health and desperately tried to get him to ease off ".
SYED FARHAN KARIM: The domestic manufacturing will get boost going forward as power outages are expected to ease off along with protection government is providing to the local industry to curb imports and increase domestic production and exports.
We will not ease off in Serie A until we have mathematically won the Scudetto.
The first leg demonstrated a huge gap in class between the sides and PSG, boosted by fit-again striker Edinson Cavani, are unlikely to ease off.
I was just hoping the rain would ease off before dashing back to discover my in-car scales would weigh in a substantial PS1.
But, the Indian government could reduce imports to 180,000 190,000 bpd if the bans do not ease off fast.
It would be a big mistake for us to think they will ease off straight away on Sunday, "Wenger told (http://www.
per cent think he should ease off, another 22 per cent believe his cuts should be tougher.