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  • v  move gently or carefully
    He eased himself into the chair
  • v  lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
  • v  make easier
  • v  lessen the intensity of or calm
    The news eased my conscience
  • s  (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear

  • In fact, fears of a pre-election attack have eased as an all-out push by law-enforcement and intelligence officers has failed to detect any trace of a terrorist cell operating in .
  • Sure enough, Bud eased back with an ad in which a dude merely breathes flame on his girlfriend.
  • As a physician with the British East India Company, he found marijuana eased the pain of rheumatism and was helpful against discomfort and nausea in cases of rabies, cholera and .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 18, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 15, 2013 - The Wenatchee World

  • Tariq al-Hashemi in Aljazeera.net
    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.
  • Rainer Schoenfelder in Reuters Canada
    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...
  • Glenn Stevens in New Zealand Herald
    Monetary policy has been eased significantly,RBA governor Glenn Stevens said in a statement.

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