letup

noun
let·​up | \ ˈlet-ˌəp How to pronounce letup (audio) \

Definition of letup

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a lessening of effort, activity, or intensity

let up

verb
let up; letting up; lets up

Definition of let up (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : to diminish or slow down : slacken
b : cease, stop
2 : to become less severe used with on

Examples of letup in a Sentence

Noun the downpour continued for hours without letup Verb the rain let up just as we reached the house the windmill slowed down as the wind let up
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy promised his country there would be no letup in the counteroffensive that has reclaimed towns and cities from Russian troops, as shelling continued Sunday across a wide stretch of Ukraine. Jon Gambrell, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Sep. 2022 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy promised his country there would be no letup in the counteroffensive that has reclaimed towns and cities from Russian troops, as shelling continued Sunday across a wide stretch of Ukraine. Jon Gambrell, ajc, 18 Sep. 2022 No letup even in her sleep: once, when Shara’s mother was unconscious on the couch, her jaws kept moving. Han Ong, The New Yorker, 18 July 2022 Despite the recent letup in oil prices, the Fed chair and his foreign counterparts fear that inflation may be getting out of control—the very thing that independent central banks, like the Fed and the E.C.B., were set up to avoid. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 25 July 2022 Meanwhile on Friday, economists predict Russia’s central bank will raise its interest rate by a quarter-point amid no letup in inflation, though expectations are rising that policy makers could go even further, with a half-point move. Nasreen Seria, Bloomberg.com, 16 Oct. 2021 That’s the word from Equinix, which released a survey of 2,900 IT executives across the world, showing no letup in plans for major investments in digital technologies to support ambitious expansion plans. Joe Mckendrick, Forbes, 6 July 2022 Indeed, data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health suggest that there’s no sign of a COVID-19 letup, with two key metrics edging higher and a third wobbling up and down but not on a clear path to the bottom. Ryan Huddle, BostonGlobe.com, 25 July 2022 Life on the front lines in the eastern Donetsk region has seen little letup in recent weeks. New York Times, 17 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of letup

Noun

1836, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Last Updated

27 Sep 2022

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“Letup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/letup. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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