Learn common phrasal verbs with LET in English.
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- Meaning: Allow to descend
- Example: They let down the rope and I fastened it to the basket.
- Meaning: Disappoint; to betray or fail somebody
- Example: I promised him I would meet him there, and I will not let him down.
- Meaning: Let someone or something come in
- Example: He opened the window to let in the air.
Let in on
- Meaning: Disclose information to someone; to tell somebody a secret or share privileged information
- Example: Do you think we should let him in on the shortcut?
- Meaning: Cause to explode or come out; to release
- Example: Stand back when you let off fireworks.
Useful phrasal verbs with LET | Image 1.
- Meaning: Forgive and not punish
- Example: The boss let me off for breaking the office window, when in theory she could have fined me about 30 dollars.
- Meaning: Reveal, disclose, or divulge
- Example: I tried not to let on that I had already guessed the answer.
- Meaning: Release
- Example: The students were let out of school early.
- Meaning: Allow to operate at higher speed by adjusting controls
- Example: He let out the reins when they were a mile from the barn.
- Meaning: Enlarge by adjusting one or more seams
- Example: After the holidays he had to have his suits let out.
- Meaning: Of sound, to emit
- Example: The dog let out a yelp.
- Meaning: Disclose
- Example: He accidentally let out the location for the meeting.
- Meaning: Allow someone to pass one
- Example: This guy is right up on my tail, so I will slow down to let him past.
- Meaning: Cease; stop
- Example: The rain shows no sign of letting up.
Useful phrasal verbs with LET | Image 2.