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"
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
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'll have to do sentry-go and ease off a point or so on the rum.
The discussions between Sheikh Sabah Khaled and minister Zarif dealt with cooperation between the two friendly countries, latest regional events and ways to ease off tension in the Gulf.
Sea Limited calls active as shares ease off record highs.
Says IMF package would ease off pressure from country's foreign reserves
After a stressful day, you need just something light to ease off. That could be stick dodo with scrambled egg.
It is a game of nerves, and time is of the essence; time for preparation and relaxation to ease off the stress and pressure associated with this crucial exam.
SIMON Cowell's mother was desperately worried about his health and had urged him to "ease off", his brother revealed.
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.
The rain is expected to continue until the early evening, when it should ease off. The Environment Agency's Paul Constatine said: "It's expected rain will continue throughout Boxing Day so it's vital people keep up to date with the latest flood warning information.
According to the Met Office, rain will continue this afternoon, but should gradually ease off, with some brightness likely before dusk.