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.
We will not ease off in Serie A until we have mathematically won the Scudetto.
It would be a big mistake for us to think they will ease off straight away on Sunday, "Wenger told (http://www.
And while 19% an as 19% think he should ease off, another 22% believe his cuts should be tougher.
The rain is expected to ease off today, but a cold spell could turn soaked roads and pavements to ice.
THE severe wind and rain is set to ease off in coming days.
It is forecast to ease off today though heavy rain could return to parts of Wales tomorrow.
They thought we might ease off a bit but here we are again.
BANKER Charlton (4-6) Bookmakers expect Charlton to ease off with promotion secured but Saturday's party is out of the system and everyone at the club wants the title.
The inflation pressures are easing ease off too and according to Governor Bogov, expectations are that by the end of the year, the inflation rate would drop to 4.