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ease (on) out
1. To move slowly and carefully out of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "ease" and "out" or "on." I eased out of the parking lot because it was adjacent to a very busy street.
2. To help someone or something move slowly and carefully out of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "ease" and "out" or "on." I got out of the car to direct my friend and ease her on out of the tight parking space.
3. To leave something, such as a job, without much attention or fuss. I eased on out of my position when I heard that I would likely be fired.
4. To prompt someone to leave something, such as a job, without much attention or fuss. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "ease" and "out" or "on." The knowledge that I would likely be fired helped to ease me out of my position.
1. verb In animation, to increase the space between the frames of an animated object to indicate its acceleration. Also referred to as "slowing out." Remember to ease out when you animate something beginning to move. The more frames you include, the smoother the movement will appear.
2. noun An instance of such a technique. Often hyphenated. We stretch the character slightly during the ease-out to indicate the force of the sudden acceleration.
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ease (on) out(of something )
1. . Lit. to continue moving out of something, slowly and carefully. I was able to ease on out of the parking space, but only with difficulty. I looked both ways and eased on out.
2. Fig. to leave something, such as an office or position, quietly and without much embarrassment. The bum finally eased on out of office without much public notice. He eased out while the press was concerned with some other crisis.
ease someone (on) out(of something )
1. . Lit. to help someone continue to get out of something. We helped ease heron out of the car. With care, we eased her on out. After taking a look around, Tom eased himself out of the opening.
2. Fig. to help someone decide to leave something, such as an office or position, quietly and without much embarrassment. The scandal eased her on out of office in a way that an election might not have. The scandal eased her on out.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Extract or remove someone or something gradually or gently. For example, He carefully eased the car out of the garage, or We were trying to ease him out of office without a public scandal. [Mid-1900s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.