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To drop the curtain
To drop through
To drown up
To dry or dry up
To dry up
To dub a fly
To dub out
To dust one's jacket
To dwell in
To dwell on
To dye in grain
To dye in the grain
To dye in the wool
To dyst one's jacket
to each one
To ease away
To ease off
To ease the helm
To eat
To eat dirt
To eat heartily
To eat humble pie
To eat in
To eat of
To eat one's words
To eat out
To eat the wind out of a vessel
To eat to windward
To edge away
To edge down

To ease a ship definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ease Ease, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Eased; p. pr. & vb. n. Easing.] [OE. esen, eisen, OF. aisier. See Ease, n.] 1. To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or tranquility to; -- often with of; as, to ease of pain; ease the body or mind. Eased [from] the putting off These troublesome disguises which we wear. --Milton. Sing, and I 'll ease thy shoulders of thy load. --Dryden. 2. To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate. My couch shall ease my complaint. --Job vii. 13. 3. To release from pressure or restraint; to move gently; to lift slightly; to shift a little; as, to ease a bar or nut in machinery. 4. To entertain; to furnish with accommodations. [Obs.] --Chaucer. To ease off, To ease away (Naut.), to slacken a rope gradually. To ease a ship (Naut.), to put the helm hard, or regulate the sail, to prevent pitching when closehauled. To ease the helm (Naut.), to put the helm more nearly amidships, to lessen the effect on the ship, or the strain on the wheel rope. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. Syn: To relieve; disburden; quiet; calm; tranquilize; assuage; alleviate; allay; mitigate; appease; pacify.




 


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