Here you will learn 13 phrasal verbs with Let. Things we will go through include: let somebody down meaning, let up meaning, let in on meaning, etc…
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13 Phrasal Verbs with Let
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1️⃣ let something down
meaning: to make clothes longer
I need to let down this dress, it’s too short.
2️⃣ let someone down
meaning: to disappoint someone
He really let me down by lying to me.
3️⃣ let on
meaning: to reveal a secret, usually without any intention of doing so
That was John who let on that she had stolen the money.
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4️⃣ let someone off
meaning: to forgive someone, not to punish
The police officer let him off without arresting him.
5️⃣ let off
meaning: to cause a bomb or a similar device to explode
On Tuesday evening police said they did not yet have any idea who had let off the bomb.
6️⃣ let up
meaning: to become less strong
The boat won’t sail until the strong winds let up.
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Phrasal Verbs with Let
7️⃣ let something into something
meaning: to put something such as window or decoration into a flat surface (wall, roof, floor, etc) so it doesn’t stick out
A box, about ten inches deep, was let into the floor of the cupboard.
8️⃣ let out
meaning: to end
School will let out at 12:30 PM this Friday because of the final exams next week.
9️⃣ let something out
meaning: to make clothes larger
I’ve gained a few pounds over Christmas, so I have to have my skirt let out.
1️⃣0️⃣ let someone out
meaning: to release someone
After 10 years, Peter’s uncle was finally let out of prison.
1️⃣1️⃣ let in on
meaning: to allow someone to know about something
He wouldn’t let me in on his plans.
1️⃣2️⃣ let in(to)
meaning: to allow someone or something to enter a place
Let the light in with a tall sliding glass door.
Jack knocked on the door, and I let him in.
1️⃣3️⃣ let yourself in for something
meaning: to get yourself involved in an unpleasant situation, usually unintentionally
I don’t know why Jim lets himself in such an isolated lifestyle.
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