let on

verb
let on; letting on; lets on

Definition of let on

intransitive verb

1 : to make acknowledgment : admit knows more than he lets on
2 : to reveal a secret nobody let on about the surprise party
3 : pretend let on to being a stranger

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Examples of let on in a Sentence

she's not half as innocent as she likes to let on

First Known Use of let on

1725, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of let on was in 1725

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“Let on.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20on. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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