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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theylet out
he/she/itlets out
present participleletting out
past tenselet out
past participlelet out
  1. 1
    [transitive] to allow a person or animal to leave a place

    Would you let the dog out, please?

    1. a.
      [intransitive] American when school, a film etc lets out, it ends and people leave
  2. 2
    [transitive] to make a noise

    As he walked away, he let out a sigh of relief.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to use the extra cloth in a fold of a piece of clothing to make it wider

    I’m going to have this skirt let out.

  4. 4
    [transitive] British to allow someone to use a room, building etc in exchange for money

    We could always let out the spare room.

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