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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EASE OUT

And then, and not until then, did I luff up and ease out the main-sheet.

Don't think because I know you that you c'n ease out that window.

Say that you're afraid I'll ease out of here when your back is turned.

I tried to hear nothing for ever so long; but I found myself forced to ease out the plugs, they did smart so confoundedly.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to help, assist," see ease (n.). Meaning "to give ease" is from mid-14c.; the sense of "to relax one's efforts" is from 1863. Farmer reports ease in a slang sense of "to content a woman" sexually, with an 1861 date. Related: Eased; easing.

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