English verb: ease up
|1.||ease up (motion) move in order to make room for someone for something|
|Samples||The park gave way to a supermarket.|
`Move over,' he told the crowd.
|Synonyms||give, give way, move over, yield|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
|Verb group||abandon, give up|
|2.||ease up (change) become less intense|
|Synonyms||ease off, flag, slacken off|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s|
|Broader (hypernym)||decrease, diminish, fall, lessen|
|3.||ease up (change) reduce pressure or intensity|
|Samples||He eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down.|
|Synonyms||ease off, let up|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||alter, change, modify|