verb (used with object), eased, eas·ing.
- to bring (the helm or rudder of a vessel) slowly amidships.
- to bring the head of (a vessel) into the wind.
- to slacken or lessen the hold upon (a rope).
- to lessen the hold of (the brake of a windlass).
verb (used without object), eased, eas·ing.
Words nearby ease
Idioms for ease
Origin of ease
SYNONYMS FOR ease
OTHER WORDS FROM easeself-ease, nounself-eas·ing, adjectivewell-eased, adjective
synonym study for ease
British Dictionary definitions for ease out
- (of a standing soldier, etc) in a relaxed position with the feet apart and hands linked behind the back
- a command to adopt such a position
- in a relaxed attitude or frame of mind
Derived forms of easeeaser, noun
Word Origin for ease
Idioms and Phrases with ease out (1 of 2)
Extract or remove someone or something gradually or gently. For example, He carefully eased the car out of the garage, or We were trying to ease him out of office without a public scandal. [Mid-1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with ease out (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with ease
- ease off
- ease out
- at ease
- ill at ease
Also see undereasilyeasy.