13 Phrasal Verbs with LET

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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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