easy


easy
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adj.
VERBS
be, look, seem, sound
become, get

Life is getting easier for us.

remain
make sth

These changes should make your job easier.

find sth

I found the exam quite easy.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
awfully, exceptionally
especially, particularly
enough, reasonably

It is easy enough to see how it happened.

comparatively, relatively
amazingly, incredibly, remarkably, ridiculously, surprisingly

The written test was ridiculously easy.

apparently, seemingly (esp. AmE)
not exactly

Doing all that while injured isn't exactly easy.

increasingly
deceptively

It looks deceptively easy to hit the ball into the hole.

PREPOSITION
for

Writing is not easy for her.

PHRASES
all too easy

It was all too easy to forget why we had been sent there.

as easy as 1, 2, 3, as easy as ABC, as easy as as pie (= very easy)
the easiest thing in the world

It is the easiest thing in the world to blame your parents.

be no easy task

Contacting everyone was no easy task.

make sth as easy as possible

We want to make it as easy as possible for members to participate.

not as easy as it looks, seems, sounds, etc.

Playing tennis is not as easy as it looks.

quick and easy

a book designed for quick and easy reference

Easy is used with these nouns: ↑acceptance, ↑access, ↑answer, ↑assembly, ↑availability, ↑banter, ↑catch, ↑charm, ↑choice, ↑climb, ↑confidence, ↑conscience, ↑decision, ↑delivery, ↑descent, ↑dismissal, ↑drive, ↑exam, ↑excuse, ↑exercise, ↑exit, ↑explanation, ↑familiarity, ↑feat, ↑fix, ↑flow, ↑grace, ↑identification, ↑job, ↑journey, ↑kill, ↑labour, ↑life, ↑maintenance, ↑manner, ↑mark, ↑money, ↑movement, ↑navigation, ↑option, ↑parking, ↑part, ↑prey, ↑problem, ↑rapport, ↑read, ↑recipe, ↑reference, ↑remedy, ↑removal, ↑resolution, ↑rhythm, ↑ride, ↑road, ↑route, ↑scapegoat, ↑smile, ↑solution, ↑stride, ↑stroll, ↑subject, ↑sum, ↑target, ↑task, ↑test, ↑thing, ↑transition, ↑victim, ↑victory, ↑virtue, ↑walk, ↑way, ↑win, ↑winner, ↑work
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adv.
Easy is used with these verbs: ↑sleep

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • easy — [ē′zē] adj. easier, easiest [ME esi < OFr aisé, pp. of aisier (& aasié, pp. of aaisier < a + aisier) < aise: see EASE] 1. that can be done, got, mastered, endured, etc. with ease; not difficult; not exacting 2. free from trouble, anxiety …   English World dictionary

  • Easy — Eas y, a. [Compar. {Easier}; superl. {Easiest}.] [OF. aisi[ e], F. ais[ e], prop. p. p. of OF. aisier. See {Ease}, v. t.] 1. At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint; as: (a) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • easy — c.1200, at ease, from O.Fr. aisie comfortable, at ease, rich, well off (Mod.Fr. aisé), pp. of aisier to put at ease, from aise (see EASE (Cf. ease)). Sense of not difficult to deal with is mid 14c.; of conditions, comfortable, late 14c. The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • easy — is established as an adverb in fixed expressions such as take it easy, have it easy, go easy on, easy does it, and stand easy. Otherwise its use as an adverb is non standard, though common informally in BrE as well as AmE, especially when… …   Modern English usage

  • easy — ► ADJECTIVE (easier, easiest) 1) achieved without great effort; presenting few difficulties. 2) free from worry or problems. 3) lacking anxiety or awkwardness. 4) informal, derogatory willingly responsive to sexual advances. ► EXCLAMATION …   English terms dictionary

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  • easy — [adj1] not difficult accessible, apparent, basic, child’s play*, cinch, clear, easily done, effortless, elementary, evident, facile, inconsiderable, light, little, manageable, manifest, mere, no bother*, no problem*, no sweat*, not burdensome,… …   New thesaurus


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