ease off

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ease off
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (pain)
a. disminuir, remitir
2. (rain)
a. amainar
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ease off
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (diminish) [+pain] ceder; disminuir
once the burning in his throat had eased off he felt better
[+rain] amainar; [+pressure] disminuir
the snow had eased off había dejado de nevar con tanta fuerza
once the pressure at work eases off a bit I'll have the time to do it the pressure on her was very heavy, but it's eased off a bit now
2 (take things more easily) tomarse las cosas con más tranquilidad
3 (work less hard) aflojar el ritmo (de trabajo)
I simply want to ease off from what has been virtually a seven day week aflojar el paso aminorar la marcha reducir disminuir la velocidad aminorar la marcha he eased off to let team-mate Riccardo Patrese through
transitive verb
1 (remove) [+lid] quitar; [+shoes, boots] quitarse
he eased off his boots he eased off the lid
2 (stop pressing on) [+accelerator, clutch] soltar
keep steering in the direction you want to go and ease off the accelerator
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