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LET UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does let up mean? 

LET UP (verb)
  The verb LET UP has 2 senses:

1. become less in amount or intensity
2. reduce pressure or intensity

  Familiarity information: LET UP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LET UP (verb)


Sense 1let up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become less in amount or intensity

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

die away; let up; slack off; abate; slack

Context examples:

The storm abated / The rain let up after a few hours

Hypernyms (to "let up" is one way to...):

decrease; diminish; fall; lessen (decrease in size, extent, or range)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2let up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reduce pressure or intensity

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

ease off; let up; ease up

Context example:

he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down

Hypernyms (to "let up" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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