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

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  1. 1
    same as ease off (sense 1)
    They waited nearly four hours for the storm to ease up.
  2. 2
    to become less severe towards someone
    ease up on: Government forces appear to be easing up on the rebels.
See also main entry: ease

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