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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 in let1 British & World English

Not prevent or forbid; allow

to let in let1 British & World English

(Of a room or property) available for rent

let on in let1 British & World English

Reveal information

let up in let1 British & World English

(Of something undesirable) become less intense

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 go in let1 British & World English

Relinquish one’s grip on someone or something

let out in let1 British & World English

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

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-off British & World English

A chance to escape or avoid something, especially defeat

let-out British & World English

An opportunity to escape from or avoid a difficult situation

let rip in rip1 British & World English

Do something vigorously or without restraint

let rip British & World English

Do something vigorously or without restraint

let fly in let1 British & World English

Attack physically or verbally

let drive in drive British & World English

Attack with blows, missiles, or criticism

let drive British & World English

Attack with blows, missiles, or criticism

let down in let1 British & World English

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

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 alone in let1 British & World English

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

let fall in let1 British & World English

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

let's say in let1 British & World English

Used as a way of introducing a hypothetical situation

let someone in in let1 British & World English

Admit someone to a room, building, or area

let up on in let1 British & World English

Treat in a more lenient manner

let's say British & World English

Used as a way of introducing a hypothetical situation

let someone/thing be in let1 British & World English

Stop interfering with someone or something

let someone/thing go in let1 British & World English

Allow someone or something to escape or go free

let go of in let1 British & World English

Relinquish one’s grip on someone or something

let something go in let1 British & World English

Choose not to react to an action or remark

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

let me see in let1 British & World English

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

let someone off in let1 British & World English

Punish someone lightly or not at all for a misdemeanour or offence

let something off in let1 British & World English

Cause a gun, firework, or bomb to fire or explode

let someone out in let1 British & World English

Release someone from obligation or suspicion

play a let in let2 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

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-out clause British & World English

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

let something lie in lie1 British & World English

Take no action regarding a problematic matter


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