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  • 1 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

  • 2 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

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

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

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 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… …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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… …

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  • 12 let out — verb a) To release. The students were let out of school early. b) To allow to operate at higher speed by adjusting controls. He let out the reins when they were a mile from the barn …

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  • 13 let·out — /ˈlɛtˌaʊt/ noun, pl outs [count] Brit informal : something (such as an excuse or a part of a contract) that makes it possible to avoid doing something Is there no letout I can use to get out of attending the meeting? see also let out at ↑let, 1 …

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  • 14 let out —    American    to dismiss from employment    A version of let go, but with no implication that an employer can ever detain workers against their will:     Jay Allen, the most brilliant among us younger men, would soon be let out. (Shirer, 1984 a… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 15 let out — intransitive verb Date: 1888 to conclude a session or performance < school let out in June > …

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  • 16 let-out — noun Let out is used before these nouns: ↑clause …

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  • 17 let out — phr verb Let out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑bellow, ↑breath, ↑cackle, ↑call, ↑chuckle, ↑clang, ↑clutch, ↑cry, ↑curse, ↑exclamation, ↑feeling, ↑flat …

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  • 18 let out of — phr verb Let out of is used with these nouns as the object: ↑flat …

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  • 19 let out — to end or be finished. Classes let out at 4:15. Usage notes: said about meetings, classes, performances, and other events that groups of people leave at a particular time …

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  • 20 let out — Synonyms and related words: air, articulate, ax, bare, betray, bleed, blow, boot, boot out, bounce, break, break it to, break the news, break the seal, breathe, breathe out, bring to light, broach, bump, bust, can, cashier, cast loose, charter,… …

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