ease off

variants: or ease up

Definition of ease off

:to become less severe
  • The slope gradually eased off.
  • The pressure should ease up soon.

Word by Word Definitions

ease play
  1. : the state of being comfortable: such as

  2. : freedom from pain or discomfort

  3. : freedom from care

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

  2. : to make less painful : alleviate

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

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest



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