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Ease up   /iz əp/   Listen
Ease up

Move in order to make room for someone for something.  Synonyms: give, give way, move over, yield.  "'Move over,' he told the crowd"
Become less intense.  Synonyms: ease off, flag, slacken off.
Reduce pressure or intensity.  Synonyms: ease off, let up.

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"Ease up" Quotes from Famous Books

... choke hisself," said Hiram, "but mebbe he'll ease up if we stay away from him. Now we've got to rustle ...
— The Young Forester • Zane Grey

... tacks and aft wid the sheets. Fore and main topmast-staysail and jib halliards, hoist away. Sheet home and set the fore and main-topgallant- sails, and be smart about it. Aisy now, there, wid that main tack; don't ye see, you spalpeens, that the ship is bearin' up. Man the braces, fore and aft; ease up to leeward and round in to windward as the ship pays off. Well of all, belay, and coil up. Misther Hawkesley, am I to have the pleasure of showin' ye the way on ...
— The Congo Rovers - A Story of the Slave Squadron • Harry Collingwood

... fence were shouting, and waving their hats, and doing all manner of things calculated to attract the attention of the "gentle cow," and cause her to ease up in her attack; but apparently she was not to be bought off so cheaply, and meant to pursue her advantage to the ...
— Boy Scouts on a Long Hike - Or, To the Rescue in the Black Water Swamps • Archibald Lee Fletcher

... Kicked on my bringing my trunk. Wanted me to transfer my stuff into duffle bags and carry a pack to ease up on his dogs; and then to top it off with, he wasn't going to let me ride on the sled. But I showed him who was boss. I hired the outfit and believe me, I rode whenever I felt like it. He may have you fellows up here bluffed, ...
— The Challenge of the North • James Hendryx

Words linked to "Ease up" :   give up, modify, alter, change, lessen, fall, diminish, move, abandon, decrease

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