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ease off

Translation of ease off in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (become less severe) [rain] amainar; [fever] bajar; [pain] aliviarse, calmarse; [pressure/traffic] disminuir*; [tension] disminuir*, decrecer* things have eased off a little at work las cosas se han calmado un poco en el trabajo 1.2 (act more moderately) 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/verbo + preposición + complemento [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (be less severe with) 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] soltar*, aflojarle a [colloquial/familiar]
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