ease off

This page is about the phrasal verb ease off.

Meaning: If something eases off, it becomes weaker or less powerful.

Synonym: let up

For example:

  • ease off After the rain had eased off a bit, the race officials decided it was safe enough for the drivers to start racing again.

  • ease off The pain eased off quite a bit after the doctor gave me a shot of morphine.

Quick Quiz:

If the wind eases off, it

a. doesn't blow as hard

b. starts blowing harder

c. changes direction

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