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EASE UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ease up mean? 

EASE UP (verb)
  The verb EASE UP has 3 senses:

1. move in order to make room for someone for something
2. become less intense
3. reduce pressure or intensity

  Familiarity information: EASE UP used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EASE UP (verb)


Sense 1ease up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move in order to make room for someone for something

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

ease up; give way; move over; yield; give

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "ease up" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 2ease up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become less intense

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

slacken off; ease off; ease up; flag

Hypernyms (to "ease up" is one way to...):

decrease; diminish; fall; lessen (decrease in size, extent, or range)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3ease up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reduce pressure or intensity

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

ease off; let up; ease up

Context example:

he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down

Hypernyms (to "ease up" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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