Dictionary: letter E
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- A beginner's guide to easing into a healthy lifestyle.
- If you are really feeling unsure about retirement, try easing into it by gradually reducing work hours.
- The pain eased off after he took the tablets.
- The rain should ease off after midday.
- The heavy rain was easing off as we left the hotel, but I borrowed an umbrella just in case.
- He was eased out of his job after the allegations.
- They want to ease him out of power.
- It took death to ease him out of office.
- I wondered if I would ever catch Mike but he started to slow and I kept seeing him closer and closer as he grew tired, and then eased up when I got near.
- I think the snow's easing up a bit.
- Pollution has eaten away the stonework.
- The metal was eaten away by the acid.
- Salt can eat away at the paint and metal on your vehicle.
- We won't eat in tonight.
- I don't fancy going out tonight; shall we eat in?
- We didn't eat in as we wanted to try the local restaurants.
- I'm too tired to cook; why don't we eat out tonight?
- She really enjoys eating out.
- Eat up children!
- Eat up your vegetables!
- They egged him on to drink the whole bottle.
- They egged him on until he finally jumped.
- Developing alternative energy sources is one part of the plan to eke out the Earth's resources.
2 (existence, living, income) Try hard to make a living, usually with little money or food. scratch out
- The land is arid and dry so I imagine it's difficult to eke out a living.
- You'll end up in prison if you go on like that.
- He ended up homeless.
- She tried to explain away the situation, but the police knew she was guilty.
- I don't know how I'm going to explain that away.
eye up [eye somebody up] Look at somebody in a way that shows you are sexually interested in them.
- The chap across the room is eyeing her up, but she doesn't seem to notice.