let on

verb

Definition of let on

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make acknowledgment :  admit knows more than he lets on

  3. 2 :  to reveal a secret nobody let on about the surprise party

  4. 3 :  pretend let on to being a stranger

Examples of let on in a sentence

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

1725

First Known Use of let on

1725



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