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English verb: ease up

1. ease up (motion) move in order to make room for someone for something


SamplesThe park gave way to a supermarket.
`Move over,' he told the crowd.


Synonymsgive, give way, move over, yield


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Verb groupabandon, give up

2. ease up (change) become less intense


Synonymsease off, flag, slacken off


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

3. ease up (change) reduce pressure or intensity


SamplesHe eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down.


Synonymsease off, let up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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