let (something or someone) go

Definition of let (something or someone) go

  1. 1 :  to stop holding or gripping (something or someone) He let the rope go. Let go my hand —often used figuratively I know she disappointed you, but you need to let the past go and move on with your life.

  2. 2 :  to allow (someone who is being held as a slave, prisoner, etc.) to be free They let the prisoner go. The people in custody were let go.

  3. 3 :  to officially make (someone) leave a job The company let him go at the end of the month. She was let go as a result of the scandal.

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. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  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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to cast off or become cast off

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