ease up on

Definition of ease up on

  1. 1 :  to treat (someone) in a less harsh or demanding way The students might respond better if the teacher eased up on them a little.

  2. 2 :  to apply less pressure to (something) ease up on the accelerator

  3. 3 :  to do or use less of (something) My doctor told me I should ease up on fatty foods.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  the state of being comfortable: such 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

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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