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Meaning of LET UP

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make less strong or severe; "he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down"
  2. [v]  become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"
 
 Synonyms: abate, die away, ease off, ease up, slack, slack off
 
 See Also: decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.]

 
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