letup

noun let·up \ ˈlet-ˌəp \
Updated on: 16 Mar 2018

Definition of letup

: a lessening of effort, activity, or intensity

Examples of letup in a Sentence

  1. the downpour continued for hours without letup

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First Known Use of letup

1836

in the meaning defined above

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let up

verb

Definition of let up

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

Examples of let up in a Sentence

  1. the rain let up just as we reached the house

  2. the windmill slowed down as the wind let up

First Known Use of let up

1787

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Definition of letup for English Language Learners

  • : a time during which something stops or slows down


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