ease out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyease out
he/she/iteases out
present participleeasing out
past tenseeased out
past participleeased out
  1. to make someone leave a job or position without saying anything publicly

    Senior party sources say Liddell will be eased out during the next few weeks.

See also main entry: ease