ease off

verb
1. become less intense
Syn: ↑ease up, ↑slacken off, ↑flag
Hypernyms: ↑decrease, ↑diminish, ↑lessen, ↑fall
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

2. reduce pressure or intensity
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he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down

Syn: ↑ease up, ↑let up
Derivationally related forms: ↑letup (for: ↑let up)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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ease off (or ease up) [phrasal verb]
: to become less severe

The slope gradually eased off.

The pressure should ease up soon.

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Main Entry:ease

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ˌease ˈoff | ˌease ˈoff sth derived
to become or make sth become less strong, unpleasant, etc

We waited until the traffic had eased off.

Ease off the training a few days before the race.

Main entry:easederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • ease off — or[ease up] {v.} To make or become less nervous; relax; work easier. * /When the boss realized that John had been overworking, he eased off his load./ * /With success and prosperity, Mr. Smith was able to ease off./ Compare: LET UP(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ease off — or[ease up] {v.} To make or become less nervous; relax; work easier. * /When the boss realized that John had been overworking, he eased off his load./ * /With success and prosperity, Mr. Smith was able to ease off./ Compare: LET UP(3) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ease\ off — • ease off • ease up v To make or become less nervous; relax; work easier. When the boss realized that John had been overworking, he eased off his load. With success and prosperity, Mr. Smith was able to ease off. Compare: let up(3) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ease off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms ease off : present tense I/you/we/they ease off he/she/it eases off present participle easing off past tense eased off past participle eased off 1) ease off or ease up if something unpleasant or annoying… …   English dictionary

  • ˌease ˈoff — phrasal verb if something unpleasant eases off, it becomes weaker The pain should ease off after a couple of hours.[/ex] They waited for the storm to ease up.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • ease off — reduce in severity or pressure, relax The president was asked to ease off on his efforts to save money in the company …   Idioms and examples

  • ease off — Synonyms and related words: abate, arrest, avert, backpedal, backwater, bate, bear off, brake, check, clip the wings, curb, decelerate, delay, detain, die down, diffuse, disjoin, disperse, draw aside, draw rein, ease, ease up, ebb, edge off, fall …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ease off — PHR V ERG If something eases off, or a person or thing eases it off, it is reduced in degree, speed, or intensity. [V P] These days, the pressure has eased off... [V P] The rain had eased off... [V P n (not pron)] Kelly eased off …   English dictionary

  • ease off — (Roget s Thesaurus II) I verb To moderate or change a position or course of action as a result of pressure: relent, slacken, soften, weaken, yield. Idiom: give way (or ground). See STRONG. II verb See ease …   English dictionary for students

  • ease off — v. ease up; diminish pressure, reduce intensity; become less intense …   English contemporary dictionary


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