let up

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

let up

verb

Definition of LET UP

1
to come to an end <the rain let up just as we reached the house>
Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind down
Near Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protract
2
to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually <the windmill slowed down as the wind let up>
Related Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflate

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