Associations to the word «Let»


LET, verb. (transitive) To allow to, not to prevent (+ infinitive, but usually without to).
LET, verb. To leave.
LET, verb. (transitive) To allow the release of (a fluid).
LET, verb. (transitive) To allow possession of (a property etc.) in exchange for rent.
LET, verb. (transitive) To give, grant, or assign, as a work, privilege, or contract; often with out.
LET, verb. (transitive) Used to introduce an imperative in the first or third person.
LET, verb. (obsolete except with know) To cause (+ bare infinitive).
LET, verb. (archaic) To hinder, prevent; to obstruct (someone or something).
LET, verb. (obsolete) To prevent or obstruct to do something, or that something happen.
LET, noun. An obstacle or hindrance.
LET, noun. (tennis) The hindrance caused by the net during serve, only if the ball falls legally.
LET ALONE, conjunction. (idiomatic) (negative polarity item) Much less; to say nothing of; used after one negative clause to introduce another, usually broader and more important clause, whose negation is implied by the negation of the first.
LET ALONE, conjunction. (idiomatic) (positive polarity item) (rare) not to mention, as well as; used after one item, to introduce a further item which is entailed by the first.
LET ALONE, verb. (transitive) To leave alone, let be; to stop bothering.
LET ALONG, conjunction. Misconstruction of let alone
LET BE, verb. (transitive) To not disturb or meddle with; to leave (someone or something) alone.
LET BE, verb. (intransitive) (archaic) To stop, to stop doing something; to leave off (now used alone, formerly also + infinitive).
LET BE, verb. (mathematics) Used to assign a value to a symbol.
LET BYGONES BE BYGONES, verb. (idiomatic) To ignore or disregard a past offense (when dealing with another individual).
LET DOWN, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ down.
LET DOWN, verb. (transitive) To allow to descend.
LET DOWN, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To disappoint; to betray or fail somebody
LET DOWN, verb. (transitive) (of clothing) To lengthen by undoing and resewing a hem.
LET DOWN, verb. (intransitive) To reduce one's level of effort.
LET DOWN, verb. To soften in tempering.
LET DRIVE, verb. To aim a blow; to strike with force; to attack.
LET FLY, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To kick or hit a projectile with great force.
LET GO, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.
LET GO, verb. (intransitive) (with of and transitive) (with object before go) To release from one's grasp; to go from a state of holding on to a state of no longer holding on.
LET GO, verb. To emotionally disengage or to distract oneself from a situation.
LET GO, verb. (euphemistic) To dismiss from employment.
LET GO, verb. (euphemistic) (transitive) To fail to maintain a standard of appearance, behavior, or performance.
LET GO, verb. (euphemistic) (usually reflexively) To gain weight
LET GO AND LET GOD, verb. (idiomatic) to consciously surrender one's free will to the will of God
LET GO BY THE RUN, verb. (nautical) To loosen and let run freely, as lines; to let fall without restraint, as a sail.
LET HER RIP, verb. (idiomatic) To set off or allow to begin.
LET IN, verb. To let someone or something come in; to admit someone or something in.
LET IN ON, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to tell someone a secret
LET IT BE, verb. (idiomatic) To leave something to follow its natural course.
LET KNOW, verb. (with two objects) To inform (someone) (of something).
LET LOOSE, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To free; to release from restraint.
LET LOOSE, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (sometimes followed by with or on) To shout, make a loud sound, or perform a sudden, vehement action; to behave in a raucous, frenzied manner.
LET NATURE TAKE HER COURSE, verb. Alternative form of let nature take its course
LET NATURE TAKE ITS COURSE, verb. (idiomatic) To permit events to proceed or a situation to develop without intervention or interference.
LET NATURE TAKE ITS COURSE, verb. Alternative form of let nature take its course
LET NOT THE SUN GO DOWN UPON ONE'S WRATH, NEITHER GIVE PLACE TO THE DEVIL, verb. Seek to dispel ill-will before a day’s end, and not to act upon desires for vengeance.
LET OFF, verb. (transitive) To cause to explode.
LET OFF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To forgive and not punish.
LET OFF STEAM, verb. Alternative form of blow off steam
LET ON, verb. (idiomatic) to reveal, disclose, or divulge
LET ONE GO, verb. (idiom) To fart.
LET ONE RIP, verb. (US) To fart.
LET ONE'S HAIR DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To relax and enjoy oneself.
LET ONESELF GO, verb. (idiomatic) to cease to care about one's appearance
LET ONESELF GO, verb. (idiomatic) to relax and enjoy oneself without restraint.
LET OUT, verb. To release.
LET OUT, verb. To allow to operate at higher speed by adjusting controls.
LET OUT, verb. (of clothing) To enlarge by adjusting one or more seams.
LET OUT, verb. (informal) Of sound, to emit.
LET OUT, verb. To disclose.
LET RIP, verb. (transitive) (informal) to unleash, let loose, uncork
LET RIP, verb. (intransitive) (usually with a prepositional phrase) To utter or release without restraint.
LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE, verb. (idiomatic) To leave things as they are; especially, to avoid restarting or rekindling an old argument; to leave disagreements in the past.
LET SLIDE, verb. (transitive) (of intangibles) To let go, allow, release, pass over without action.
LET SLIDE, verb. (transitive) (of persons) To tolerate a violation of a norm from.
LET SLIDE, verb. (idiomatic) To allow the condition of something to deteriorate due to negligence or apathy.
LET SLIP, verb. (idiomatic) To divulge a secret, as by accident or mistake.
LET SOMEONE DOWN GENTLY, verb. (idiomatic) To reject or refuse someone in a way that avoids causing hurt or disappointment.
LET SOMEONE GO, verb. (idiomatic) (euphemistic) To dismiss someone from an employment position or a relationship.
LET SOMEONE HAVE IT, verb. (idiomatic) To attack someone with great force.
LET SOMEONE HAVE IT, verb. (idiomatic) To verbally assail someone.
LET SOMEONE IN ON, verb. (idiomatic) To disclose information to someone; to tell somebody a secret or share privileged information.
LET SOMETHING SLIP, verb. To accidentally reveal a secret
LET THE BUYER BEWARE, verb. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure the soundness of goods or services prior to his purchase of them.
LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG, verb. (idiomatic) To disclose a secret; to let a secret be known, often inadvertently.
LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY, verb. (idiomatic) To allow events to unfold naturally; to accept what occurs without prejudice, worry, or regret.
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL, verb. (idiomatic) To have fun or live fully; may imply letting things that are going well proceed.
LET THE GRASS GROW UNDER ONE'S FEET, verb. (idiomatic) To be idle; to fail to make progress.
LET THE PERFECT BE THE ENEMY OF THE GOOD, verb. (idiomatic) To insist on the total realization of a goal and reject any compromise, thereby decreasing the chance of achieving even a part of that goal.
LET THE SLEEPING DOGS LIE, verb. Alternative form of let sleeping dogs lie
LET UP, verb. (intransitive) (of something intense) to lessen
LET US, verb. Used other than as an idiom.
LET US, verb. Dated form of let's.

Dictionary definition

LET, noun. A brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India; "Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus".
LET, noun. A serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again.
LET, verb. Make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen; "This permits the water to rush in"; "This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement"; "This will permit the rain to run off".
LET, verb. Actively cause something to happen; "I let it be known that I was not interested".
LET, verb. Consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam".
LET, verb. Cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition; "He got his squad on the ball"; "This let me in for a big surprise"; "He got a girl into trouble".
LET, verb. Leave unchanged; "let it be".
LET, verb. Grant use or occupation of under a term of contract; "I am leasing my country estate to some foreigners".

Wise words

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
Joseph Conrad