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let drive
let drop
let fly
let fly at
let go
let go of
let hair down
let in
let in on
let into
let it all hang out
let it be known
let it go
let know
let loose
let off steam
let off the hook
let on
let one have it
let one's hair down
let or leave
let out
let pass
let ride
let rip
let slide
let slip
let the cat out of the bag
let the side down
let up

let off definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: grant exemption or release to; "Please excuse me from this class" [syn: excuse, relieve, let off, exempt]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If someone in authority lets you off a task or duty, they give you permission not to do it. (mainly BRIT) In those days they didn't let you off work to go home very often. PHRASAL VERB: V n P n/-ing 2. If you let someone off, you give them a lighter punishment than they expect or no punishment at all. Because he was a Christian, the judge let him off... When police realised who he was, they asked for an autograph and let him off with a warning. PHRASAL VERB: V n P, V n P prep/adv 3. If you let off an explosive or a gun, you explode or fire it. A resident of his neighbourhood had let off fireworks to celebrate the Revolution. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), also V n P

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

1. Discharge, explode. 2. Excuse, exonerate, exempt.

Moby Thesaurus

absolve, acquit, amnesty, backfire, blast, blow out, blow up, burst, bust, cast loose, charge, charter, chartered, clear, cock, decontaminate, demobilize, destigmatize, detonate, discharge, dismiss, dispense, dispense from, dispense with, drop, eject, except, excepted, exculpate, excuse, excused, exempt, exempt from, exempted, exonerate, explode, farm, farm out, favored, fell, fire, fire off, forgive, free, fulminate, give absolution, give dispensation from, go bail for, go off, grant amnesty to, grant bail to, grant immunity, grant remission, gun, gun for, hire, hire out, hit, immune, irresponsible, job, justify, lease, lease out, lease-back, lease-lend, lend-lease, let, let fly, let go, let go free, let loose, let out, licensed, load, nonpros, pardon, parole, pelt, pepper, permitted, pick off, pistol, plug, pot, potshoot, potshot, prime, privileged, purge, put on parole, quash the charge, release, released, relieve, remise, remit, rent, rent out, riddle, save the necessity, set free, set off, shoot, shoot at, shoot down, shrive, snipe, spare, spared, strike, sublease, sublet, take a potshot, torpedo, touch off, unaccountable, unanswerable, underlet, unhand, unliable, unsubject, vindicate, whitewash, withdraw the charge


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