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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyease up
he/she/iteases up
present participleeasing up
past tenseeased up
past participleeased up
  1. 1
    to become less severe toward someone
    ease up on:

    Government forces appear to be easing up on the rebels.

  2. 2
    same as ease off

    They waited nearly four hours for the storm to ease up.

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