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Definition of easy adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

easy

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//ˈizi//
 
(easier, easiest)
 
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  • used to tell someone to be careful when doing something Easy with that chair—one of its legs is loose.
  • Idioms
    be easier said than done (saying)
     
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    to be much more difficult to do than to talk about “Why don't you get yourself a job?” “That's easier said than done.”
    breathe/rest easy
     
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    to relax and stop worrying You can rest easy—I'm not going to tell anyone.
    easy come, easy go (saying)
     
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    used to mean that someone does not care very much about money or possessions, especially if they spend it or lose something
    easy does it (informal)
     
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    used to tell someone to do something, or move something, slowly and carefully
    go easy on somebody (informal)
     
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    used to tell someone to treat a person in a gentle way and not to be too angry or severe Go easy on her—she's having a really hard time at the moment.
    go easy on/with something (informal)
     
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    used to tell someone not to use too much of something Go easy on the sugar.
    not come easy (to somebody)
     
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    to be difficult for someone to do Talking about my problems doesn't come easy to me. Change has not come easy.
    used as a command to soldiers who are already standing at ease to tell them that they can stand in an even more relaxed way
    take it easy (informal)
     
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    used to tell someone not to be worried or angry Take it easy! Don't panic.
    take it/things easy
     
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    to relax and avoid working too hard or doing too much The doctor told me to take it easy for a few weeks. I like to take things easy when I'm on vacation.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: easy