Synonyms and Antonyms of let up
1 to come to an end the rain let up just as we reached the house Synonyms of let up break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, lapse, leave off, cease, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Words Related to let up desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms of let up draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms of let up continue, hang on, persist
2 to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually the windmill slowed down as the wind let up Synonyms of let up abate, decline, de-escalate, die (away or down or out), diminish, drain (away), drop (off), dwindle, ease, ebb, fall, fall away, lessen, decrease, lower, moderate, pall, phase down, ratchet (down) also rachet (down), recede, relent, remit, shrink, subside, taper, taper off, waneWords Related to let up compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflateNear Antonyms of let up appear, emerge, show up; blow up, distend, elongate, lengthenAntonyms of let up accumulate, balloon, build, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, grow, increase, intensify, mount, mushroom, pick up, rise, snowball, soar, swell, wax
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