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let off
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
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let up definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours" [syn: abate, let up, slack off, slack, die away]
2: reduce pressure or intensity; "he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down" [syn: ease up, ease off, let up]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb Date: 1787 1. a. to diminish or slow down ; slacken b. cease, stop 2. to become less severe used with on

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If an unpleasant, continuous process lets up, it stops or becomes less intense. The rain had let up. PHRASAL VERB: oft with brd-neg, V P see also let-up

Moby Thesaurus

abate, ablate, arrest, backpedal, backwater, bate, be eaten away, brake, call a recess, check, clip the wings, consume, consume away, corrode, crumble, curb, decelerate, decline, decrease, delay, deliquesce, detain, die away, die down, diffuse, diminish, disjoin, disperse, dive, draw rein, drop, drop off, dwindle, ease, ease off, ease up, ebb, erode, fall, fall away, fall off, forbear, forgive, free, give quarter, have mercy upon, have pity, hesitate, hold back, hold in check, hold up, impede, keep back, languish, lessen, let down, let go, let up on, loose, loosen, lose ground, lose momentum, lose speed, melt, melt away, mitigate, moderate, obstruct, pardon, pause, plummet, plunge, recess, reef, rein in, relax, relent, remit, reprieve, rest, retard, run low, sag, scatter, set back, shrink, sink, slack, slack off, slack up, slacken, slake, slow, slow down, slow up, spare, stay, subside, tail off, take a recess, take in sail, take pity on, thaw, throttle down, unbend, unbrace, unglue, unlax, unleash, unstick, unstrain, unstring, unwind, wane, waste, waste away, wear, wear away



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