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  • 2 [no object, with adverbial of direction] Move carefully or gradually: I eased down the slope with care [with object and adverbial of direction]: she eased off her shoes
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    • Murmuring soft words of comfort and nonsense, she eased herself carefully along the wall, bringing her hand along the side of the horse.
    • Carefully, she eased over across the floor to the door, then moving as fast as she could, she swung it open.
    • Balancing the car on the throttle and I eased myself around for a couple of laps to familiarise myself with the setup.
  • 2.1 [with object] (ease someone into) Introduce someone gradually to (an activity): he brought in someone new and eased them into the job
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    • I think we need to ease Richard into a job with the Civil Service.
    • It remembers your previous volume setting just like a normal radio, but instead of jumping to that volume it slowly fades up to it, easing you into whatever happens to be playing at the moment.
    • It is effortlessly uplifting, totally breezy and an ideal way of easing you into what follows.
  • 2.2 [with object] (ease someone out) Gradually exclude someone from a post, especially by devious or subtle manoeuvres: after the scandal he was eased out of his job
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    • It looks more and more as if he was eased out not so much because of what he did, but because certain elements in the Labour Party wanted rid of him.
    • But, as I say, the plan is to ease them out of that.
    • The Army, contrary to perception, tends to ease them out of frontline duty.
  • 2.3 (ease something away/down/off) Nautical Slacken a rope or sail slowly or gently.
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    • The ship ran aground for three minutes before it was eased off.
  • 3 [no object] (Of share prices, interest rates, etc.) decrease in value or amount: shares eased 6p to 224p
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    • House price inflation needs to ease to a rate of 6 per cent if a disorderly correction is to be avoided.
    • The report came amid improving macroeconomic indicators as inflation has eased, interest rates are down and the rupiah has strengthened.
    • They feel that though interest rates should ease, banks may not be in a position to slash their lending rates.


at (one's) ease

Free from worry or awkwardness; relaxed: she was never quite at ease with Phil
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  • The main courses arrived swiftly, with the kind of faultlessly friendly, attentive yet unobtrusive service that always puts you at your ease in a restaurant.
  • The master of ceremonies will welcome each of the contestants in turn, set them at their ease, and introduced the musical item that each will render.
  • He had a great way with people, and had the remarkable ability to put customers at their ease.
relaxed, calm, serene, tranquil, unworried, contented, content, happy; comfortable, secure, safe
informal chilled
(at ease) Military In a relaxed attitude with the feet apart and the hands behind the back (often as a command): all right, stand at ease!
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  • Both girls ceased their jitters and tried to stand at ease, gnawing away at their lips.
  • I halted in front of the sentry box, turned to the front and stood at ease.
  • The soldiers at Micklegate Bar are not marching but are stood at ease, and may well have been from the Army Cadet Corps.

ease someone's mind

Alleviate someone’s anxiety: concentrating on the stitching helped to ease her mind
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  • I went to a church service in the village last night and that eased my mind.
  • This will help your weight loss by easing your mind and tricking your body's metabolism and avoid plateauing.
  • ‘Well someone had to be on this island to plant the treasure,’ Dara explained, easing his mind.
calm, quieten, pacify, soothe, comfort, bring comfort to, give solace to, solace, console; hearten, gladden, uplift, encourage





Middle English: from Old French aise, based on Latin adjacens 'lying close by', present participle of adjacere. The verb is originally from Old French aisier, from the phrase a aise 'at ease'; in later use from the noun.

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