eased eased  /ˈizd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Sure enough, Bud eased back with an ad in which a dude merely breathes flame on his girlfriend.
  2. More eased, Saud replied obediently.
  3. With that, the tycoon eased into a dark red Mercedes, looking altogether self-satisfied.

News

  1. Asian shares ease as Fed meeting keeps markets on edge

    By Chikako Mogi TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares eased on Tuesday as investors waited for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to clarify the U.S. central bank's plans for its stimulus programme - with the mere suggestion of fine-tuning it enough to unnerve market sentiment. European stocks are seen easing, with financial spreadbetters predicting London's FTSE 100, Paris's CAC-40 and Frankfurt's ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Botswana's inflation rate slows to 6.1 percent y/y in May

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Botswana's consumer inflation slowed to 6.1 percent year-on-year in May from 7.2 percent in April, the statistics agency said on Monday. On a month-on-month basis, consumer inflation eased to 0.3 percent, from 0.6 percent in April, Statistics Botswana said in a statement.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Hiring freeze eased at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A hiring freeze on civilian defense workers at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard is being eased. The Kitsap Sun reports (http://is.gd/16kOOU ) that the shipyard's commander, Capt. Steve Williamson, announced Friday that he's been authorized to immediately 256 new workers at the shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility to replace those who have quit or retired since the ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

Quotes

  1. But Tariq al-Hashemi, Iraq's vice-president and the top Sunni Arab in the government, told Austin that "the feelings of bitterness and anger cannot be eased unless there is a deterrent punishment", according to a statement by al-Hashemi's office.
    on May 20, 2008 By: Tariq al-Hashemi Source: Aljazeera.net

  2. "Somehow I didn't notice the photographer," Schoenfelder said. "It was a private bet and of course the whole thing wasn't planned for the public. I am happy though that the pains have eased up and that it was not cold when I carried out my...
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: Rainer Schoenfelder Source: Reuters Canada

  3. "Monetary policy has been eased significantly," RBA governor Glenn Stevens said in a statement.
    on May 4, 2009 By: Glenn Stevens Source: New Zealand Herald

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