let down
transitive verb Date: 12th century 1. to allow to descend gradually 2. a. to fail to support <
felt her parents had let her down
>
b. disappoint <
the plot lets you down at the end
>
<
afraid of letting his father down
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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