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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  17/NOV/2005 2:49 PM
Assunto:  to ease into... to ease out of.
 
Mensagem: 

to ease into = to enter something slowly while becoming accostumed to it

He eased into the chair.  (He sat down slowly, making any adjustments necessary for his comfort.  He wasn't in a hurry.  He had lots of time.) 

He had time to ease into the position of principal.  (There was no pressure for him to take over the job immediately.  He started with simple things, slowly becoming accostumed to the staff, the students, and the problems unique to the school.  In time he had assumed all of the duties of the position.) 

He eased into the relationship.  (He didn't meet her one day and propose marriage the next.  They became friends, they came to know one another, and slowly their friendship blossomed into love.)

 

to ease out of = to leave something slowly and calmly

He eased out of the chair.  (He stood up slowly, taking his time, and with minimal effort.  He wasn't in a hurry to leave.)

He had time to ease out of the position of principal.  (He gave his duties to his successor  slowly, a few at a time.  Each day he did less and less, and his replacement did more and more.  One day he had no further duties to do at all.)

He eased out of the relationship. (He spoke with her less and less, their meetings became less frequent, and finally one day the relationship ceased to exist.)

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
to ease into... to ease out of.  –  Gus  17/NOV/2005, 2:09 PM
 to ease into... to ease out of.  –  Dale/RS  17/NOV/2005, 2:49 PM

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