Meaning of EASE in English

EASE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

ease a shortage (= make it less serious )

Building more houses will ease the shortage of accommodation.

ease of movement (= when someone or something can move easily )

Cyclists wear tight fitting shorts for ease of movement.

ease sanctions (= make them less strict )

The last administration decided to ease sanctions against Cuba.

ease the strain (= make it less )

You can do much to ease the strain of the situation for her.

ease/allay/dispel sb’s fears (= help someone stop being afraid )

Frank eased my fears about not being able to speak the local language.

ease/reduce/lighten the burden

Smaller classes would ease the burden for teachers.

reduce/ease/relieve tension

Breathing deeply helps to clear my mind and reduce tension.

relax/ease restrictions (= make them less strict )

There are restrictions on travel to Cuba by American citizens.

relieve/ease pain ( also alleviate pain formal ) (= make it less severe )

Exercise can help to relieve lower back pain.

relieve/ease/reduce overcrowding

There are plans to relieve overcrowding in the village.

the rain eases off (= it starts to rain less )

The rain should ease off in a minute.

with consummate ease (= very easily )

He won the race with consummate ease .

with practised ease

He faced the television cameras with practised ease .

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

apparent

One such was David Gentleman who was impressed by the apparent ease with which the drawings had been produced.

Pearce pauses for reflection when asked to define the qualities which took him to the top with such apparent ease .

But apparent ease of transition has been achieved only with much thought and sensitivity.

Rohmer seized his wrist and with apparent ease , twisted.

Susan Allen's sister quite rightly asked why she was allowed to draw her gun from the armoury with such apparent ease .

comparative

We stripped a combination of primer and varnish from a plywood screen with comparative ease .

Her life, comparative ease from the cradle up; she had to thank her father.

Gooch was 57, Stewart 38, and the new-ball attack had been weathered with comparative ease .

He is following a correspondence course in gardening for adults with comparative ease .

consummate

They led a well-orchestrated attack and found their target with consummate ease .

Illustrations produced by any package can be transferred with consummate ease to another.

The mind does extraordinary things exaggerating or minimising with consummate ease .

Levinson demonstrates consummate ease with this material.

equal

Rotational needs - the venue may change when meetings are held regularly to allow delegates equal ease of access 5.

She snapped out careless retorts and soared in brief Puccinian reminiscences with equal ease .

Leopards can run, jump, climb trees and swim with equal ease .

By undulating this, it drives itself forwards - or, with equal ease , backwards.

great

This means you can change its layout in many different ways with great ease .

It is unlikely that we shall escape these rituals with any greater ease today than when those words were written.

She had on several occasions fobbed off my clumsy advances with great ease and much friendliness.

Room to carry the essentials and luxuries with the greatest of ease .

A few days later the few uneven patches were shaped up with a second mowing, with the greatest of ease .

And all apparently with the greatest of ease .

To those bred in greater ease , I suppose this is one of his less attractive sides.

I thought, as we climbed through the air with the greatest of ease .

ill

And all of this is inevitable, for Utopians are ill at ease at the sharp end of politics.

He is extremely ill at ease .

Nevertheless, their formality sits ill at ease with Esau's spontaneous show of love.

They looked ill at ease in the same camera frame.

A thin, nervous child, with drab mid-brown hair and pointed features, she was ill at ease .

The thought of confinement can make me ill at ease .

He pressed the button controlling the trolley and moved forward again, feeling ill at ease and claustrophobic.

If people are already ill at ease in unfamiliar surroundings the order of service becomes another pressure.

relative

It provides the breadth and depth of financial resources required to enable banks to adjust their liquidity positions with relative ease .

Do you really want to give up the relative ease of having a whole accounting department at your beck and call?

We are able to explain and understand completely new ideas with relative ease .

Why not just stick with egg rolls and pot stickers, which most kitchens can handle with relative ease ?

It includes assets which could be converted with relative ease and without capital loss into spending on goods and services.

Such schemes as this will offer the possibility for speed with flexibility and relative ease of use.

Whilst most user groups can be identified with relative ease , the various types of material or service often resist clear definition.

C., where she lived a life of relative ease and privilege.

■ VERB

feel

He had almost made her feel at ease , but her embarrassment was not something she could laugh about.

Then as now, judges felt more at ease burning some poor wretch if they had a confession in hand.

I feel at ease within myself and I am at peace.

Perhaps they feel more at ease helping their children with their homework.

He pressed the button controlling the trolley and moved forward again, feeling ill at ease and claustrophobic.

Players feel at ease around their new coach.

She felt remarkably at ease with this man who only three nights before had been a total stranger.

Such furnishings, they think, provide status for users of the systems and make them feel more at ease .

help

A vet, may be able to suggest some treatment to help ease tight muscles causing the pain.

And they put young people in touch with adult role models who can help ease the shift into adulthood.

It recently launched a program to cull the academic community for new technologies that will help ease the gridlock.

increase

The system will use intelligent retrieval technologies to increase the speed, ease and accuracy of answering customer support calls.

The first is to increase the ease and reduce the cost of performing previously expensive, time-consuming tasks.

Delaney pushed him back, slowly at first, then with increasing ease , carrying on as he rolled over the top.

put

Fred Bradley stayed very much in the background and his soft, kind eyes helped to put her at ease .

Well, let me put your mind at ease , Winston.

Female speaker I was worried because I looked small, but it put me at ease knowing everything was all right inside.

Could never talk to women, never had the knack for putting them at ease .

I was very shy but his mischievous grin put me at my ease and we strolled along behind Sally and her beau.

But Cose put my mind at ease in his introduction.

Speech can actually improve if stammerers can be put at ease .

The surroundings put him at ease .

seem

Prost seemed utterly at ease with the pressure being put on him.

Only the charming little stewardess seemed completely at ease in his presence.

His birthday it might be, but the Grand Duke seemed ill at ease as he received them in the morning room.

While many in the Society seemed at ease with the practice, he had to speak up.

Michael Portillo seemed ill at ease , and his voice squeaked and cracked like a choirboy.

Everyone seemed quite at ease as they remained standing and casting large shadows on Lois and her group.

Only the boy seemed now quite at ease .

He didn't seem at ease .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

ill at ease

And all of this is inevitable, for Utopians are ill at ease at the sharp end of politics.

By the way, most women are very ill at ease when you call them out from the jury pool.

He is extremely ill at ease.

He looked about him, for once strangely ill at ease, disconcerted to learn that she had ridden off ahead of him.

If people are already ill at ease in unfamiliar surroundings the order of service becomes another pressure.

Nevertheless, their formality sits ill at ease with Esau's spontaneous show of love.

The thought of confinement can make me ill at ease.

They looked ill at ease in the same camera frame.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I'm amazed at the sense of ease he has with children.

I was surprised by the ease with which I had gotten reservations.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Already Morales talks of being tired, and he appears ill at ease with the insistent pace of campaigning.

Because of the ease of manufacture, an increasing number of so-called Cassegrain reflectors are being made to the Dall-Kirkham design.

But, as of old, his smooth face fairly shone with affable ease .

C., where she lived a life of relative ease and privilege.

Just like that, with the ease and assurance of a thing that was not only commonplace hut also predestined.

The ideal tech is good at computers and at ease with people, a combination which can be difficult to find.

They offer the advantages of cheapness, ease of operation and simple maintenance, and are ideal for routine petrographic purposes.

We stripped a combination of primer and varnish from a plywood screen with comparative ease .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

away

But the stars soon lost their sheen and went out as the first strain of light eased away the darkness.

He trotted in sync across the yard as the swarm eased away .

back

He eased back the stick and the nose came up and the jeep slid into his gunsight.

It was time to ease back over to the slow lane, take another off-ramp, let the car cool.

I ease back with the gun so he has room to move.

Glover eased back in his chair and played possum.

Thawed by the meal, we've eased back together.

Profits eased back from £15.1m to £14.7m before taxation in the first half as turnover stagnated at £98.8m.

The fourth stair up creaked as it eased back into place.

But there are more flexible ways of easing back into the job market.

gently

Then he gently eased her arms down, and with infinite patience began to stroke her nightdress from her body.

She grasped at the barrier between us and gently eased the wire apart.

Hook your right toes or ankle above your left knee and gently ease your left leg back in small slow movements.

She gently eased it off his lap, gave it a few licks and pushed it over to me for first bite.

Using a knife, gently ease the mixture away from the sides of the dish. 7.

Place your hands either side of your leg and gently ease forward.

This will loosen up your left shoulder as you gently ease your left arm further over your head.

Lean to your right side, gently easing the waist into that position.

off

The mortaring had eased off a bit.

The climb slowly eases off as you reach the summit plateau.

Niki had a big cushion on the third-place car, eased off and placed second.

Then she eased off her shoes, put her stockinged feet on the fender and began to read.

But if it doesn't ease off , or if it gets worse, you must see your doctor.

Tobacco is a drug and addicts should be given a chance to ease off gradually.

Lorna met me at Kennedy, warned me to ease off .

up

His doctor had told him to ease up .

He appeared to ease up in the last 10 meters of the race.

The snow was easing up and last-minute shoppers were everywhere.

But Black is too clever for that and has gone into hiding, waiting for the pressure to ease up .

I'd ease up on the hard stuff if I were you.

Also, the culture has eased up on men.

Gently she released the metal bolt, eased up the lower light and clambered through.

When the boss comes along, you sputter and flutter into activity, then ease up once he leaves.

■ NOUN

burden

I help to ease that burden for him.

They will block further tax cuts, except modest breaks for small businesses to ease the burden of a minimum wage increase.

From time to time, authorities step forward to ease the burden of incomprehension.

The agency apparently also wants to ease its administrative burdens under the contracting ordinance.

Non-domestic rates are also regressive but various measures have sought to ease the burden .

Moreover, there is no doubt that in large classes this practice can ease the burden on the class teacher.

Reserves Perry Carter and Lionel Washington handled the emergency responsibilities with little problem, easing the burden of an undermanned secondary.

car

With painful care she eased the car out of its parking place and into the flow of traffic.

Lois eased her car to a stop in front of the Johnsons' place.

Grumbling quietly in a highly satisfactory sort of way, I eased the car into the traffic and headed back towards Colcutt.

He nodded a goodbye, forced a smile, then eased himself into his car and slammed the door.

Larry eased the car to a stop alongside the rail fence.

He eased the car gently up the cobbled ramp, passed beneath the shadowed arch of the gatehouse.

Miguel eased his car forward a little and slipped into a dark spot by a gurgling hydrant.

crisis

Giscard d'Estaing even went to meet Brezhnev in May 1980 to ease the sense of crisis .

Fujitsu sells another 30% to ease its cash crisis .

Sao Paulo state officials admit that more aggressive long-term water conservation may have averted, or at least eased , the crisis .

Recognising the problem, district councillors have come up with a much needed cash injection to ease the crisis .

difficulty

I hope that it will ease the difficulties of people who face such a tragic circumstance.

Since the 1987 article, some bureaux have taken action to ease the difficulties of the hearing impaired.

Try this putting idea as it can ease the difficulty of computing distance and direction together once you have addressed the ball.

fear

Donna gripped her hand briefly to reassure her, but the gesture did little to ease Julie's fear .

But focus groups eased the fear .

How long had it been since she had let anyone come this close, comfort her, try to ease her fears ?

By selecting a doctrinal conservative with a record of compassion, the Vatican eased those fears .

grip

He eases his grip on John's hand.

She gave me a gooey smile and then eased her grip .

He eased his grip , then let go completely.

Deflation, the curse of farmers and wage earners, seemed ready to ease its icy grip .

mind

Concentrating on the stitching helped to ease her mind , and the hours passed.

I had had to talk about him to some one to ease my mind .

When they thud through the letter-box, £150 will go a long way to ease your mind .

pain

And within a week of switching to a macrobiotic diet the pains had eased .

Muscular aches and pains can be eased by eucalyptus, camomile, lavender or marjoram.

Once the patient has passed through casualty and becomes a coronary care admission the pain has usually eased significantly.

It certainly sounds as if he might have a peptic ulcer - especially as the pain is eased by milk.

passage

They meet with men from an agency who promise to accompany them and ease their passage across borders.

Rostov used the moment to search for a formula which would ease his passage through the final introduction.

plight

There was little Sanson could do to ease the King's plight other than expedite the procedure.

Or he could introduce an exchange rate policy to ease the plight of manufacturing companies.

position

The Labour government eased the position by reducing the levy.

I eased into an upright position , ducking back out of sight until I heard him start the car and pull away.

Be ready to ease up to stay in position as the tug starts to climb.

Carrie eased her position in the cushioned chair and stretched again.

Accordingly, in future the limit will rise with increase in the hourly remuneration rates, which should ease the position .

Finally, the front legs can be eased into position , the seat and rails and the whole lot driven home.

Gently ease into this position and repeat with your left leg out to the side.

The situation can be improved by gently easing the edge into position with your hands and steaming the welt.

pressure

After she moved to New York the pressures eased somewhat.

Construction improved and cost pressures are easing , he added.

But Black is too clever for that and has gone into hiding, waiting for the pressure to ease up.

The pressure had been eased , however, when White drove Dharmasena through the covers for the first boundary in 21 overs.

problem

The growth of labour productivity and commercialization eased some of these problems .

This meant flexible hours and more time at home, which eased the problems of parents.

The slump in profits has limited the scope for corporation tax offsets but economic recovery should help ease the problem .

But there are short- and medium-term measures that can contain and ease the problems .

This will include disk compression, which will ease the space problem on your Compaq portable.

This eases the problem , because a number of circuits exist which give a complete null at one frequency.

The project aims to ease the homelessness problem in the region.

Relocation to an area which presented the right company image together with good facilities for employees could ease the problem .

restriction

The number of deals will grow as the finance ministry eases restrictions on raising capital offshore.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, Congress passed the Telecommunications Reform Act, which eases restrictions on cross-ownership of media.

The directive is designed to ease labour market restrictions and strengthen the single market.

But he supported an amendment that would have eased the restrictions .

The security forces began easing the curfew restrictions on Feb. 5.

This easing of restrictions opened the floodgates for commercial Internet access.

Within five years, 45 states had similarly eased restrictions on divorce, and now all 50 have such laws.

The proposal calls for easing land-use restrictions and establishing a road-financing plan so sparsely used properties can be turned into thriving enterprises.

shortage

It also might ease shortages on the San Diego side of the border.

He had expected to get a $ 100m loan to ease the fuel shortage .

The money wage increases which workers won exceeded those required to generate enough scrapping to ease labour shortage .

situation

Teachers also received a great deal of support and help from both popular organizations and from communities to ease their situation .

The rain and snow that came Friday and Saturday will do little to ease the situation .

strain

Ember twisted his head to ease the strain in his neck.

Western teaches a Santa leg lift to ease the strain .

She was pushing his body to the limits of its endurance to divert and ease the strain on his spirit.

tension

And pumping more weapons into Bosnia is likely to raise tensions , rather than ease them.

After a while the tension eased .

transition

It may be desirable to spend what could otherwise be dole money on temporarily subsidizing lame ducks to ease the transition .

Person has been active in Farm Wrap, a program that helps ease the transition from agriculture to other careers.

We have provided valuable economic and humanitarian aid to ease the transition to a market economy.

But Golding said she would work with Huntington Beach officials to ease his transition .

As a way to ease that transition , the Department of Defense has agreed to allow it to become a redevelopment area.

It was Schindler who stepped in at that moment to ease the transition to the right.

This meeting was to air grievances and ease our transition into the future.

way

When they thud through the letter-box, £150 will go a long way to ease your mind.

It also recommends ways to ease those effects.

It was a great way to be eased into a new genre.

I never suspected them of having spied for long, a feeling which in no way eased my shame.

Grumbling quietly in a highly satisfactory sort of way , I eased the car into the traffic and headed back towards Colcutt.

As a way to ease that transition, the Department of Defense has agreed to allow it to become a redevelopment area.

In other words, it was a way of easing the dilemma of choosing between tax cuts or more public spending.

Visiting the supermarket might have been a transforming moment for Alexei, a way of easing his contempt and shattering his paralysis.

worry

Shrewsbury eased their worries with a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Halifax at Gay Meadow.

This would ease worries in the West about supply shortages.

■ VERB

begin

The security forces began easing the curfew restrictions on Feb. 5.

You crumple the paper and begin daydreaming to ease the frustration.

Then, holding her own breath and moving stealthily on tiptoe, she began to ease her way towards the exit.

In the summer of 1947, he began easing Babe Connelly out as committeeman of the Eleventh Ward.

Growth began to falter and inflation began to ease .

War fears in Washington began to ease .

design

Of course, family allowances, tax benefits and preferential housing allocation are all designed to ease the cost of dependent children.

This can be avoided through a training program which is designed to ease people into the technology gradually and with confidence.

The directive is designed to ease labour market restrictions and strengthen the single market.

help

I help to ease that burden for him.

In a way it helped ease the guilt.

He walked around in this fashion for a while, it helped to ease his frustrations.

He also wound up mad enough to spend eight years in courtrooms, battling for something else to help ease the pain.

The slump in profits has limited the scope for corporation tax offsets but economic recovery should help ease the problem.

Knowing this should help to ease your pain and anguish.

It helps to ease my pain, even though you aren't hearing me.

The building will help ease the growing pressure on academic accommodation.

seem

Outside, the rain which had been falling when they entered the building seemed to have eased .

Deflation, the curse of farmers and wage earners, seemed ready to ease its icy grip.

Our amusement at his false assumption seemed to ease the tension between us.

It really does seem to ease their breathing while they sleep.

try

Most of us will try anything to ease ourselves of the pain of having been unsatisfactory children.

I wanted to try to ease him for a disappointment to come.

It was a generous gesture to try to ease the tension and relax a fellow professional.

Whose own sorrows I would gladly try to ease .

He tried unsuccessfully to ease the T-shirt over the boy's head.

In the late I960s the city planners of Stuttgart tried to ease downtown traffic by adding a street.

I try to ease the tension for players.

I was trying to ease the wagon down a short slope when it broke loose and almost broke my leg.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Congress may ease import restrictions on grain.

Rod rubbed his jaw to ease the pain a little.

Tensions in the region have eased slightly.

The arrival of the others eased her embarrassment slightly.

The help of UN experts eased the transition to independence.

We need to get rid of Africa's long-term debt burden, and ease trade and commerce.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A faint smile eased her heavy mouth.

Cresson warned, however, that partial privatizations should not be used to ease the government's financial problems.

I was trying to ease the wagon down a short slope when it broke loose and almost broke my leg.

She eased herself slowly from the bed.

The overtime and opportunities for easing which court duty affords is often not compensation enough for the stress it involves.

This led to a discussion of timetabling and the constraints imposed by group sizes, and how these constraints might be eased.

To ease non-marital breakups:-Remind yourself why you moved in in the first place.

Whose own sorrows I would gladly try to ease .

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