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let off

Definition of let off

  1. 1 :  to allow (someone) to get off a bus, an airplane, etc. <Could you let me off (the bus) at the next stop, please?> <The bus stopped to let off a few passengers.>

  2. 2 :  to allow (someone who has been caught doing something wrong or illegal) to go without being punished <The police officer let her off with just a warning.> <They let him off easy/easily/lightly, if you ask me.>

  3. 3 :  to cause (something) to explode or to be released in a forceful way <let off a firecracker> <opened the valve to let off pressure>



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. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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