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 eases off, it becomes less unpleasant or annoying

If the rain eases off overnight, we'll leave in the morning.

The pain should ease off after a couple of hours.

2) to go more slowly, especially when you are driving or running fast

Ease off a bit as you go round the bend.

3) to give something less effort or energy, especially when you have been working very hard

If she doesn't ease off at work, she'll make herself ill.


English dictionary. 2014.

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