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ease off

Translation of ease off in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb 1.1 (become less severe)
    (rain)
    (fever)
    (pain)
    aliviarse
    calmarse
    (pressure/traffic)
    things have eased off a little at work
    las cosas se han calmado un poco en el trabajo
    1.2 (act more moderately) See examples: he'll be dead before he's forty if he doesn't ease off
    no va a llegar a los cuarenta si sigue trabajando así or si no se toma las cosas con más calma
    ease off, Jim; he's only a youngster
    tranquilo Jim, no es más que un chico
    1.3ease up 2
  • 2verb + preposition + object [colloquial] 2.1 (be less severe with) See examples: ease off the criticism a little
    no critiques tanto
    ease off him or you'll break his arm!
    ¡déjalo ya, que le vas a romper el brazo!
    2.2
    (accelerator/brake)
    aflojarle a [colloquial]
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