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ease

verb [I/T]  us   /iz/

ease verb [I/T] (LESSEN)

to make or become less severe, difficult, unpleasant, or painful: [T] These pills should ease the pain.

ease verb [I/T] (MOVE)

to move something slowly and carefully in a particular direction or into a particular position: [I] I eased through the crowd to the stage.
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ease

noun [U]  us   /iz/

ease noun [U] (EASY EFFORT)

freedom from difficulty, effort, or pain: She won the match with ease (= without difficulty). He felt completely at ease (= relaxed and comfortable) with them.at ease Soldiers who are at ease stand in a slightly relaxed position with their feet apart and their hands behind their back.
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