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at ease

Definition of at ease

  1. 1 also at one's ease :  in a relaxed and comfortable state <Her relaxed manner at the meeting put/set everyone at (their) ease.> <They no longer felt at ease with each other.> <You can set/put your mind at ease.>

  2. 2 :  standing silently with the feet apart and one or both hands behind the body <The troops stood at ease.> —often used as a military command <At ease!>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  the state of being comfortable: as

    :  freedom from pain or discomfort

    :  freedom from care

  1. :  to free from something that pains, disquiets, or burdens

    :  to make less painful :  alleviate

    :  to lessen the pressure or tension of especially by slackening, lifting, or shifting


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