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lessen up

v.
To diminish; abate: The wind lessened up, and the surf died down.
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And it seems to me that nothing less than a long list of such cases is sufficient to lessen the difficulty in any particular case like that of the bat.
Sneerers and prophane wits may perhaps laugh at her first fright; yet my graver reader, when he considers the time of night, the summons from her bed, and the situation in which she found her master, will highly justify and applaud her conduct, unless the prudence which must be supposed to attend maidens at that period of life at which Mrs Deborah had arrived, should a little lessen his admiration.
To all this Clennam merely replied that, granting the whole protest, nothing in it lessened the force, or could lessen the force, of the voluntary and public exoneration of his partner.
Fuller knowledge of the organization which produced such terrible results served to increase rather than to lessen the horror which it inspired in the minds of men.
Mississippi Power has filed a request with the Mississippi Public Service Commission that might lessen reduce customer's monthly bills by around $14 a month.
The results of the study can lessen release of the poisonous gas steams in the environment and prevents many diseases.
Now, I know that cars are designed to lessen the impact on pedestrians by having smooth plastic bumpers etc.
Sukkur -- Opposition leader, Khurshid Shah has demanded government to lessen the prices of diesel, electricity and petrol further.
Councillor Keith Reynolds, the leader of the council, said the 10-member-strong cabinet would be "more than happy" to make a contribution if it helped lessen the bite of impending cuts.
Summary: In response to the water crisis, Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb is urging officials to coordinate efforts and use all available resources to lessen the harmful effects on farmers and the agricultural industry in Lebanon.
This will lessen the risk of infection, which can increase scarring.
One of which is working to lessen time to recover from power cuts.
What seems clear to me is that not having the cunning to lessen my tax burden like Google, Amazon and Starbucks, or the financial clout of a multi-millionaire Iranian refugee who successfully sued his accountants for failing to help him avoid paying PS850,000 in tax, then I'm stuck with the creaking administration that is HMRC.
It argued that this would make the system safer and lessen the chances of the taxpayer having to pump funds into banks in the future by ensuring that no bank is "too big to fail" or "too big to bail (out)".
The P5+1 seek "to convince Iran to lessen uranium enrichment by 20% and agree on the additional Protocol while Iran seeks out lessening the sanctions imposed on it.