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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylet in
he/she/itlets in
present participleletting in
past tenselet in
past participlelet in
  1. 1
    let someone in to allow someone to enter a house, room, etc.

    Don’t let anybody in – I’ll be back in 15 minutes.

  2. 2
    informal to talk to someone about your problems and feelings

    You’ve got to learn to let me in.

  3. 3
    let yourself in for something informal to put yourself in a difficult situation

    She didn’t know what she was letting herself in for when she married John.

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