Let-up
Let-up Let"-up` (l[e^]t"[u^]p`), n. [See {Let} to forbear.] Abatement; also, cessation; as, it blew a gale for three days without any let-up. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • let up — {v.}, {informal} 1. To become less, weaker, or quiet; become slower or stop. * /It s raining as hard as ever. It s not letting up at all./ * /It snowed for three days before it let up and we could go outdoors./ 2. To do less or go slower or stop; …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let up — {v.}, {informal} 1. To become less, weaker, or quiet; become slower or stop. * /It s raining as hard as ever. It s not letting up at all./ * /It snowed for three days before it let up and we could go outdoors./ 2. To do less or go slower or stop; …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let-up — also let|up AmE [ˈletʌp] n [singular, U] when something unpleasant stops or becomes less difficult, severe etc no let up/not any let up ▪ The pressure at work continued without any letup. let up in ▪ Streets were flooded, but still there was no… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • let up — (n.) cessation, 1837, from verbal phrase let up cease, stop (1787). In Old English the phrase meant to put ashore …   Etymology dictionary

  • let|up — «LEHT UHP», noun. Informal. a stop or pause: »There is going to be no letup in the kinds of pressure now going on until something is done (New York Times) ╂[American English < let up, verb phrase] …   Useful english dictionary

  • let up — ► let up informal become less intense. Main Entry: ↑let …   English terms dictionary

  • let up — [v] pause abate, cease, decrease, die down, die out, diminish, ease, ease off, ease up, ebb, fall, moderate, release, relent, slacken, slow down, stop, subside, wane; concepts 240,698 Ant. continue …   New thesaurus

  • let up — index diminution, ease, lessen, remit (relax), subside Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • let-up — ► NOUN informal ▪ a pause or reduction in the intensity of something dangerous, difficult, or tiring …   English terms dictionary

  • let up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms let up : present tense I/you/we/they let up he/she/it lets up present participle letting up past tense let up past participle let up 1) if something bad or unpleasant lets up, it slows down or stops The icy… …   English dictionary

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