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-let British & World English

(Forming nouns) denoting a smaller or lesser kind

let1 British & World English

Not prevent or forbid; allow

let2 British & World English

(In racket sports) a circumstance under which a service is nullified and has to be taken again, especially (in tennis) when the ball clips the top of the net and falls within bounds

let English Thesaurus

let him sleep for now

let in let1 British & World English

Not prevent or forbid; allow

to let British & World English

(Of a room or property) available for rent

let on British & World English

Reveal information

let up British & World English

(Of something undesirable) become less intense

let-up British & World English

A pause or reduction in the intensity of something dangerous, difficult, or tiring

let-up English Thesaurus

there can be no let-up in the war against drugs

let fly British & World English

Attack physically or verbally

let out British & World English

(Of lessons at school, a meeting, or an entertainment) finish, so that those attending are able to leave

let-out British & World English

An opportunity to escape from or avoid a difficult situation

let-off British & World English

A chance to escape or avoid something, especially defeat

let rip British & World English

Do something vigorously or without restraint

let-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

let drive British & World English

Attack with blows, missiles, or criticism

let alone British & World English

Used to indicate that something is far less likely or suitable than something else already mentioned

let fall British & World English

Draw (a perpendicular) from an outside point to a line

let down British & World English

(Of an aircraft or a pilot) descend prior to making a landing

let-down British & World English

A disappointment

let-down English Thesaurus

it's a big let-down when bonfire parties fizzle out

let's say British & World English

Used as a way of introducing a hypothetical situation

let's in let1 British & World English

Used as a polite way of making or responding to a suggestion, giving an instruction, or introducing a remark

to let in let1 British & World English

(Of a room or property) available for rent

let me see British & World English

Used when one is trying to remember something or considering one’s next words

play a let British & World English

(In tennis, squash, etc.) play a point again because the ball or one of the players has been obstructed

let me see British & World English

Said as an appeal for time to think before speaking

let us in let1 British & World English

Used as a polite way of making or responding to a suggestion, giving an instruction, or introducing a remark

let me in let1 British & World English

Used to make an offer of help

let go in let someone/thing go British & World English

Relinquish one’s grip on someone or something

let oneself go British & World English

Act in a relaxed or uninhibited way

let's pretend British & World English

A game or situation in which one behaves as though a fictional or unreal situation is a real one

let someone in British & World English

Admit someone to a room, building, or area

let-out clause British & World English

A clause specifying a circumstance in which the terms of an agreement or contract shall not apply

let off steam British & World English

Get rid of pent-up energy or strong emotion

let it be known British & World English

Ensure that people are informed about something, especially via a third party

let something drop British & World English

Casually reveal a piece of information

let something go British & World English

Choose not to react to an action or remark


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