ease

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Singular
ease

Plural
none

(uncountable)

  1. The state of being comfortable or relaxed.
    She enjoyed the ease of living in a house where the servants did all the work.
  2. Free from pain, worry, etc.
    His mind was at ease when he took the test. He knew he had studied well.
  3. Free from effort, difficulty or hardship.
    He passed all the exams with ease.
  4. Doing something without much effort.
    He played the piano with ease.
  5. To be free from money problems.
    After winning the lottery, she lived a life of ease.
  6. Relaxation, rest and leisure.
    We took our ease on the patio.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
ease

Third-person singular
eases

Past tense
eased

Past participle
eased

Present participle
easing

  1. (transitive) To free or lessen (something) from pain, worry, agitation, etc.
    He eased his conscience telling her what he had done wrong.
    He loosened his shoe to ease the pain.
  2. (transitive) To loosen or relax the tension on (something).
    We eased the rope, then lowered the sail.
  3. (transitive) To reduce the difficulty of (something).
    We had to ease the entry requirements.
  4. (transitive) To move (something) slowly and carefully.
    He eased the car into the parking space.

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