even out


even out
phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "even out":
present tense I/you/we/they even out he/she/it evens out present participle evening out past tense evened out past participle evened out
1) if things even out, or if you even them out, they show fewer or smaller changes or differences

The company saw overseas growth as a way to even out swings in the UK market.

2) to share or divide something equally, or to be shared or divided equally

We would like to be able to even out the workload more fairly.


English dictionary. 2014.

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