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(=easiness) facilité f , aisance f
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with ease sans difficulté, aisément
→ Anne was capable of passing her exams with ease.
a life of ease une vie facile
→ She lived a life of ease.
at ease (gen)
[soldier] (au) repos
→ At ease, Sergeant. This is completely informal.
stand at ease! (MILITARY) repos!
to feel at ease
(=relaxed) se sentir à l'aise
→ I will feel more at ease when I know where she is.
to feel at ease with sb être à l'aise avec qn
→ It is essential to feel at ease with your therapist.
→ I don't feel at ease with her.
to be ill at ease
(=uncomfortable) se sentir mal à l'aise
→ She has often seemed ill at ease in the communications role
→ an effort to ease tensions in the area
→ Privatisation should gradually ease this problem.
→ I gave him some brandy to ease the pain.
(=loosen) relâcher, détendre
to ease sth in faire pénétrer qch délicatement, faire pénétrer qch avec douceur
to ease sth out faire sortir qch délicatement, faire sortir qch avec douceur
to ease sth out of sth déplacer qch avec précaution de qch
→ It took eight men to ease the piano out of the lorry.
[pain, grief, tension] diminuer → Tensions had eased. → With time, my grief at my father's death has eased. → The pain was beginning to ease.
[rain, snow] se calmer → The snow had eased.
[rain] se calmer
→ The rain had eased off.
→ These days, the pressure has eased off.
(=slow down) ralentir
(=take things more easily) se détendre
→ When people say, 'Are you going to ease off?' the answer is no.
→ We knew that we mustn't ease off the pace.
to ease one's foot off the accelerator lever le pied (de l'accélérateur)
(=make less effort)
[person] relâcher ses efforts
→ He told supporters not to ease up even though he's leading in the presidential race.
→ Christie eased up over the last 10m but still won easily.
[rain, wind] se calmer
→ The wind had eased up.
adj mal à l'aise
→ He was ill at ease with people whom he didn't understand.
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