ease off

[iːz ɒf]

Meaning

  • to decrease the intensity of something;
  • to do any activity with less energy;
  • to move more slowly;
  • when something disturbing becomes less disturbing.

Examples 👇

Ms Woodhouse said while the rain would ease off on Thursday, there would be the chance of storms. The Canberra Times

The cold Arctic flow and brisk winds will ease off slowly this week with higher temperatures by next weekend, high teens and low 20sC. Netweather

But Prof Powis insisted it was too early to ease off lockdown measures. BBC News

Government warns of risk of second lockdown if we ease off too early. Metro

High-risk populations and those who care for them should not ease off of any of the precautions they have been taking. ksltv.com

... Canada's economy as the COVID-19 crisis subsides — but it will be weeks still before business and school shutdowns begin to ease off. CBC.ca

President appears to ease off claim of 'total' authority to 'reopen' states. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mr Johnson said easing off could lead to a "second spike" in the outbreak, which would mean a "new wave of death and disease". Sky News

Calf registrations are beginning to ease off, as calving – particularly on dairy farms – comes to a close for 2020. Agriland

Gov. J.B. Pritzker pushed back against rising political pressure to ease off on his stay-home orders, saying the state is "just not there yet." Crain's Chicago Business

But they are privately considering slowly easing off the brake. The Sun