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ease back

1. To pull something back slowly and carefully. Whoa, ease back on the joystick before you break the whole controller!
2. To adopt a more lenient approach. I think you need to ease back on your punishment. I mean, it's not like he got into serious trouble.
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ease back

(on something) to move something back slowly and carefully. (Usually refers to a throttle or some other control on an airplane or other vehicle.) Ann eased back on the throttle and slowed down. Please ease back on the volume control a little. You will deafen us.
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ease back

v.
1. To move something backward slowly and gently: The pilot eased back the control stick and the plane began to rise. You'll be more comfortable in the airplane if you ease the seat back and take a nap. I realized I was speeding, so I eased back on the accelerator.
2. To act with less intensity or severity: The school has eased back on punishments for being late. The teachers were criticizing the students very harshly, so the principal asked them to ease back.
See also: back, ease
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Export order growth eased back significantly, with a balance of 10% against 19% in January.
Copper surged 12 percent in a rally during December, but has since eased back about 3 percent.
However, whilst still in positive territory, the new buyer enquiries eased back to +20%.
Bullish expectations at the beginning of 2014 have eased back, leaving bosses 'cautiously confident' as they head into the New Year, according to the annual EEF/Aldermore Executive Survey.
Summary: Gold eased back below $1,330 an ounce on Tuesday as gains in the dollar prompted buyers to pause after the metal's biggest one-day price rise in more than a year.
FX market turnover also eased back to the more normal level of USD 39bn.
By the close shares had eased back slightly to $668.
After taking his time to return to the track, McCoy eased back into the fray aboard the Nicky Hendersontrained Key To The West in the Racing UK Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race.
He joins in with the warm-up, the ball work and is gradually being eased back.
THE Christmas retail reporting season created more winners and losers as the wider market eased back from Wednesday's two-and-a-half year high.
But, expertly eased back to full fitness, the 5-1 chance stayed on well to lift the Group Two Doncaster Cup.
Torres is likely to be on the bench tonight as he is eased back into the action, with a view to possibly starting at home to Blackburn on Sunday.
Oil eased back below $60 a barrel yesterday as investors awaited the latest meeting of the Opec oil-producing cartel later this week.
THERE was gloomy news for the region's commercial property industry as tenant demand across all sectors continued to fall in the first quarter - although the pace of decline eased back - according to a new report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
TNS eased back to the top of the Welsh Premier while pushing their visitors deeper into the relegation mire.