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.
SYNONYMS FOR ease
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Idioms for ease
Origin of ease
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OTHER WORDS FROM easeself-ease, nounself-easing, adjectivewell-eased, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for ease
“We need to do the recount so we can put people’s minds at ease,” said James.Pressure mounts on state Republicans as lawsuits challenging election results founder|Elise Viebeck, Tom Hamburger, Jon Swaine, Emma Brown|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Coronavirus infections across the greater Washington region surged past the 3,000 mark Wednesday for the first time, spreading with relative ease as caseloads set another record high.Daily coronavirus infections surpass 3,000 in D.C. region, setting record for eighth day|Dana Hedgpeth|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
No, but the child can exhibit more signs of ease and adaptability with gentle parenting styles and strong attachment.Why one child can be more ‘difficult’ than another|Meghan Leahy|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Portability and ease of setup are key for wireless earbuds, and it’s important to choose a pair that’s as powerful as it is lightweight.
The Jefferson of this book is the familiar visionary and conflict-avoidance specialist who consistently fails to retire to a life of ease.Four presidents who put Virginia’s stamp on early America|Andrew Burstein|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
In 1993, the military eased its grip and offered a transition to civilian governance.
The United States is now the only really powerful nation to have eased into stable democratic government from the ground up.
Slayman eased the young man—Matt, from Pennsylvania—out of the car and got him on his stumbling way.A Report From the Misunderstood Gathering of the Juggalos|Steve Miller|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The White House eased pressure on Tehran to get a preliminary nuclear deal.
Over time he can be eased out—as long as his Alawite people are protected in some kind of federal Syria.
Fresh gangs manned the sweeps and the riders on the eastern bank eased their pace to a walk.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Wilson eased down the aisle, casually pushing a woman out of his way, and glanced over his victim's shoulder.
Two hours later, Mr. Peck entered Charlie Ward's office again and eased himself into a chair.
Janet made a wry face and with the greatest care eased herself into a chair piled with cushions.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank
A muscle twitched in his corded neck; Arnold eased his long frame into a chair, rubbed thumb and forefinger at his eyes.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
British Dictionary definitions for ease
- (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
In addition to the idioms beginning with ease
- ease off
- ease out
- at ease
- ill at ease
Also see undereasilyeasy.