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let go

Definition of let go

  1. 1 :  to stop holding or gripping something or someone <I tried to take the ball from him, but he wouldn't let go.> <She grabbed my hand and refused to let go.> —often used figuratively <When a child grows up and moves away from home, it can be hard for parents to let go.>

  2. 2 :  to behave in a very free and open way <He really lets go when he's out partying with his friends.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  hinder, prevent

  1. :  something that impedes :  obstruction

    :  a shot or point in racket games that does not count and must be replayed

  1. :  to cause to :  make

    :  to offer or grant for rent or lease

    :  to assign especially after bids

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board


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