from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In carpentry, etc., a curve or easy transition formed at the junction of two pieces, moldings, etc., which would otherwise meet at an angle, as at the junction of the wallstring of a flight of stairs with the base-board of the wall, either above or below.
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Lapierre was single-handedly responsible for breaking a couple of the Singletrack staff because there's no 'ease-off' control.
Checking into "Costco" tells the world that you own a car, and have an apartment or house in which to store large bulk items; checking into "SFO Long Term Parking" tells the world that you check-in too much, and should maybe ease-off a bit.
Tight cars are hard to turn and the driver will have to ease-off the accelerator while turning, to slow the car and allow him to steer easier.
(subs: wed) the ease-off in the volatile town was achieved after a meeting yesterday.