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let up

verb

Definition of let up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to diminish or slow down :  slacken b :  cease, stop

  3. 2 :  to become less severe —used with on



Examples of let up in a sentence

  1. <the rain let up just as we reached the house>

  2. <the windmill slowed down as the wind let up>



1787

First Known Use of let up

1787



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