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ease down

To physically lower someone or something slowly and carefully. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ease" and "down." The paramedics eased the skydiver down from the tree and then began evaluating his injuries.
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ease (someone or something) down

(from something ) to bring someone or something downward from something gently. The rescuers eased the injured hiker down from the mountain. They eased down the hiker carefully.
See also: down, ease
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It wasn't the first time he's done that, and it's one of those unfortunate things." Spencer made it two on the Michael Bell-trained Night Knight, who was backed in to 6-1 (from 10) for the 1m handicap and, with a visor on for the first time, won eased down.
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I eased down but she still won by nine lengths so she's got to be special," he said.
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