PHRASAL VERBS (E)
Ease off/Ease up (on):
To reduce pressure. To become less intense.
ex. "The senator eased off on his attacks."
To eat at home.
ex. "I don't feel like going out tonight. Let's eat in."
To eat at restaurants, etc.
ex. "David loves going to new restaurants. He eats out almost every night."
To defeat, barely.
ex. "David edged out the other runners and won the race."
Egg (someone) on:
To urge/ push someone to do something.
ex. "The boy always eggs his friends on to do stupid things."
To start, commence.
ex. "As soon as he finished his contract, he embarked upon a new project."
To finish up; To finally be or do something.
ex. "We wanted to go to the mountains, but we ended up going to the beach instead."
To accept, become legaly committed to (an agreement, contract, etc.)
ex. "The two parties entered into an agreement last week."
To explain/ make excuses for something so that it seems less important.
ex. "The CEO tried to explain away the company's recent poor performance."