In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(become less severe)(rain) amainar(fever) bajar(pain) aliviarse(pain) calmarse(pressure/traffic) disminuir(tension) disminuir(tension) decrecerthings have eased off a little at work — las cosas se han calmado un poco en el trabajo
1.2(act more moderately)he'll be dead before he's forty if he doesn't ease off — no va a llegar a los cuarenta si sigue trabajando así / si no se toma las cosas con más calma
- ease off, Jim; he's only a youngster — tranquilo Jim, no es más que un chico
1.3→ ease up
2.1informal (be less severe with)ease off the criticism a little — no critiques tanto
- ease off him or you'll break his arm! — ¡déjalo ya, que le vas a romper el brazo!
2.2informal(accelerator/brake) soltar(accelerator/brake) aflojarle a informal
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