1. phrasal verb
New figures indicate the recession may be easing up.
2. phrasal verb
He told supporters not to ease up even though he's leading in the presidential race.
Christie was easing up over the last 10m to finish third.
3. phrasal verb ease
If you ease up on
someone or something, your behaviour or attitude
towards them becomes less severe
The manager does not intend to ease up on his players for some time.
Officials have eased up on the press restrictions.
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