ease up, ease off, let up
reduce pressure or intensity; "he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down"
ease up, ease off, slacken off, flag
become less intense
eat in, dine in
eat at home
eat into, fret, rankle, grate
gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
eat out, dine out
eat at a restaurant or at somebody else's home
eat up, finish, polish off
finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; "She polished off the remaining potatoes"
ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb off
flow back or recede; "the tides ebbed at noon"
edge in, edge up
push one's way into (a space)
educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out
deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
effect, effectuate, set up
produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave"
eject, chuck out, exclude, turf out, boot out, turn out
put out or expel from a place; "The unruly student was excluded from the game"
live from day to day, as with some hardship; "He eked out his years in great poverty"
eke out, fill out
supplement what is thought to be deficient; "He eked out his meager pay by giving private lessons"; "Braque eked out his collages with charcoal"
eke out, squeeze out
make by laborious and precarious means; "He eked out a living as a painter"
eke out, squeeze out
obtain with difficulty; "He eked out some information from the archives"
elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
elaborate, work out
work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"
elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along
pass by; "three years elapsed"
elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate
fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits"
eliminate, annihilate, extinguish, eradicate, wipe out, decimate, carry off
kill in large numbers; "the plague wiped out an entire population"
elope, run off
run away secretly with one's beloved; "The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas"
embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise
add details to
emit, breathe, pass off
expel (gases or odors)
emit, give out, give off
give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits"
enact, reenact, act out
act out; represent or perform as if in a play; "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"
enclose, close in, inclose, shut in
surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
ensnare, entrap, frame, set up
take or catch as if in a snare or trap; "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"
enter upon, come upon, luck into
take possession of; "She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives"
enter, come in, get into, get in, go into, go in, move into
to come or go into; "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
entertain, think of, toy with, flirt with, think about
take into consideration, have in view; "He entertained the notion of moving to South America"
entrench, dig in
occupy a trench or secured area; "The troops dug in for the night"
erase, rub out, score out, efface, wipe off
remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing; "Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!"
erase, wipe out
remove from memory or existence; "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
erode, eat away, fret
remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces"
erode, gnaw, gnaw at, eat at, wear away
become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"
eroticize, sex up
give erotic character to or make more interesting; "eroticize the ads"
erupt, come out, break through, push through
break out; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"
erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out
erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
escalate, intensify, step up
increase in extent or intensity; "The Allies escalated the bombing"
escape, get away
remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion; "We escaped to our summer house for a few days"; "The president of the company never manages to get away during the summer"
escape, get away, break loose
run away from confinement; "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
establish, set up, found, launch
set up or found; "She set up a literacy program"
evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass
disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
excavate, dig up, turn up
find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden"
exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top
be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
excel, stand out, surpass
distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"
excerpt, extract, take out
take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout
utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
exclude, except, leave out, leave off, omit, take out
prevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"
exclude, keep out, shut out, shut
prevent from entering; shut out; "The trees were shutting out all sunlight"; "This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country"
excuse, relieve, let off, exempt
grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class"
exercise, work out
do physical exercise; "She works out in the gym every day"
exercise, work, work out
give a workout to; "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"
exhaust, wash up, beat, tucker, tucker out
wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
exit, go out, get out, leave
move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"
expectorate, clear out, drive out
clear out the chest and lungs; "This drug expectorates quickly"
expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out
discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
expel, throw out, kick out
force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native country"
expense, write off, write down
reduce the estimated value of something; "For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer"
experience, see, go through
go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"
experiment, try out
try something new, as in order to gain experience; "Students experiment sexually"; "The composer experimented with a new style"
explode, detonate, blow up, set off
cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth
thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
extend, poke out, reach out
reach outward in space; "The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk"
extinguish, eliminate, get rid of, do away with
terminate, end, or take out; "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics"; "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs"; "eliminate my debts"
extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out
remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram"
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