ease verb

1 make sth less painful/serious/difficult

ADV. considerably, greatly The situation would be considerably eased if more money were made available. | slightly, somewhat | gradually, slowly | away The pain in my leg gradually eased away.

VERB + EASE help (to) The new road should help ease traffic problems. | begin to Tensions between the two countries are beginning to ease. | try to

2 move carefully

ADV. carefully, gently | away, back, down, forward, etc. Jean eased back on the pillows and relaxed.

PREP. away from, into He eased himself into the driving seat. | out of She carefully eased the car out of the garage