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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyease off
he/she/iteases off
present participleeasing off
past tenseeased off
past participleeased off
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    ease off

    or

    ease up

    if something unpleasant or annoying eases off, it becomes less unpleasant or annoying

    If the rain eases off overnight, we'll leave in the morning.

    The pain should ease off after a couple of hours.

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