noun Date: 1837 a lessening of effort, activity, or intensity

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  • letup — index cloture, pause, remission, respite (interval of rest) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • letup — [n] pause abatement, break, cessation, interval, lapse, lessening, let up, lull, recess, remission, respite, slackening; concept 807 Ant. continuation …   New thesaurus

  • letup — ☆ letup [let′up΄ ] n. [< phr. let up] Informal 1. a slackening or lessening, as of effort 2. a stop or pause …   English World dictionary

  • letup — n. a letup in (there was no letup in the bickering) * * * [ letʌp] a letup in (there was no letup in the bickering) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • letup — noun (singular, uncountable) a pause or a reduction in a difficult, dangerous, or tiring activity: There is no sign of a letup in the fighting. | We were working seven days a week with no letup. see also: let up let 1 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • letup — noun A pause or period of slackening. We waited for a letup in the rain, then we ran home before it started again …   Wiktionary

  • letup — let|up [ let,ʌp ] noun singular a pause or reduction in something unpleasant: There was no letup in the rain all day …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • letup — noun, informal there can be no letup in the war against drugs Syn: abatement, lessening, decrease, diminishing, diminution, decline, relenting, remission, slackening, weakening, relaxation, dying down, easing off, tailing off, dropping away/off; …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • letup — noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished there was never a letup in the noise • Syn: ↑lull • Derivationally related forms: ↑lull (for: ↑lull), ↑let up …   Useful english dictionary

  • letup — /let up /, n. Informal. cessation; pause; relief. [1835 45, Amer.; n. use of v. phrase let up] * * * …   Universalium

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