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Definition 1: become less intense - [verb of change]

Synonyms for ease up in the sense of this definition

(ease up is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

Definition 2: reduce pressure or intensity - [verb of change]

Samples where ease up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down

Synonyms for ease up in the sense of this definition

(ease up is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 3: move in order to make room for someone for something - [verb of motion]

Samples where ease up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The park gave way to a supermarket
  • `Move over,' he told the crowd

Synonyms for ease up in the sense of this definition

(ease up is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(ease up has a similar meaning as ...) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims

"He abandoned the thought of asking for her hand in marriage" "Both sides have to give up some claims in these negotiations"

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