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Ease in [Ease (somebody) into something] (insep) Get help to do something or start doing it gradually.

  • 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.

Ease off (insep) (pain, rain, snow, traffic) Becomes less intense.

  • 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.

Ease out (insep) Make somebody leave a job or place.

  • 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.

Ease up (Same as ease off)

  • 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.

Eat away [Eat something away] Destroy something by eating or by chemical  action.

  • 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.

Eat in (insep) When you eat in, you eat at home. eat out

  • We won't eat in tonight.
  • I don't fancy going out tonight; shall we eat in?

Eat out (insep) Eat in a restaurant. dine out eat in

  • I'm too tired to cook; why don't we eat out tonight?
  • She really enjoys eating out.

Eat up [Eat up, eat something up] Finish eating.

  • Eat up children!
  • Eat up your vegetables!

Egg on [Egg somebody on] Encourage somebody to do something silly.

  • They egged him on to drink the whole bottle.
  • They egged him on until he finally jumped.

Eke out 1 [Eke something out](rations, pension, food) Make something last longer.

  • 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.

End up (insep) End somewhere or in a certain way after a series of events. wind up

  • You'll end up in prison if you go on like that.
  • He ended up homeless.

Explain away [Explaing something away] Give an excuse to avoid blame.

  • 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.

 

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