let out
intransitive verb Date: 1888 to conclude a session or performance <
school let out in June
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  • let out — {v.} 1a. To allow to go out or escape. * /The guard let the prisoners out of jail to work in the garden./ * /Mother won t let us out when it rains./ Compare: LET LOOSE. 1b. {informal} To make (a sound) come out of the mouth; utter. * /A bee stung …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let out — {v.} 1a. To allow to go out or escape. * /The guard let the prisoners out of jail to work in the garden./ * /Mother won t let us out when it rains./ Compare: LET LOOSE. 1b. {informal} To make (a sound) come out of the mouth; utter. * /A bee stung …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let out — ► let out 1) utter (a sound or cry). 2) make (a garment) looser or larger. Main Entry: ↑let …   English terms dictionary

  • let out — index communicate, disband, discharge (liberate), disengage, disenthrall, emit, free (not restricted …   Law dictionary

  • let out — verb 1. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret (Freq. 2) The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold The actress won t reveal how …   Useful english dictionary

  • let\ out — v 1a. To allow to go out or escape. The guard let the prisoners out of jail to work in the garden. Mother won t let us out when it rains. Compare: let loose 1b. informal To make (a sound) come out of the mouth; utter. A bee stung Charles. He let… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • let out — phrasal verb Word forms let out : present tense I/you/we/they let out he/she/it lets out present participle letting out past tense let out past participle let out 1) a) [transitive] to allow a person or animal to leave a place Would you let the… …   English dictionary

  • let out — v. (esp. BE) (B) to let out rooms to students (see also rent out) * * * [ let aʊt] let out go (esp. BE) (B) to let out rooms to students (see also rent out) let s (verbal form) (F) let out continue …   Combinatory dictionary

  • let out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something or someone lets water, air, or breath out, they allow it to flow out or escape. [V n P] It lets sunlight in but doesn t let heat out... [V P n (not pron)] Meer let out his breath in a long sigh. 2) PHRASAL VERB If you …   English dictionary

  • let out — 1) allow to go out or escape I let out our dog this morning and he hasn t come home yet. 2) allow to be known, tell They let out the details of the restructuring plan late last night so we haven t had time to talk about them yet. 3) make longer… …   Idioms and examples

  • let-out — adj. /let owt /; n. /let owt /, adj. 1. (of fur) processed by cutting parallel diagonal slashes into the pelt and sewing the slashed edges together to lengthen the pelt and to improve the appearance of the fur. n. 2. Chiefly Brit. a means of… …   Universalium

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