Definition of Let off

1. Verb. Grant exemption or release to. "Sam cannot let off Sue "; "Please excuse me from this class"

Exact synonyms: Excuse, Exempt, Relieve
Specialized synonyms: Frank
Generic synonyms: Absolve, Free, Justify
Derivative terms: Excuse

Definition of Let off

1. Verb. To cause to explode ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To forgive and not punish ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Let Off

let go and let God
let go of
let her rip
let him that is without sin cast the first stone
let him who is without sin cast the first stone
let in
let in on
let it be
let it go
let know
let loose
let me see
let nature take her course
let nature take its course
let not the sun go down upon one's wrath, neither give place to the devil
let off (current term)
let off steam
let on
let one's hair down
let oneself go
let out
let rip
let sleeping dogs lie
let slide
let slip
let somebody down
let somebody in on
let someone have it
let something slide

Literary usage of Let off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1846)
"... from her continued faintness, we preferred to let off the waters, and to apply the binder to produce contraction of the uterus, and to make the head act ..."

2. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"The warp let-off motion on the Crompton loom is a regular friction let-off, with the exception that a system of double leverage is used. ..."

3. Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of Mechanical by Appleton, firm, publishers, New York (1880)
"The shuttle pet caught between it and the lathe of the loom. 2965. ' let-off " is the device whereby the yarn is allowed to unwind from the warp-beam at ..."

4. The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany: With by Delany (Mary) (1861)
"... many kind services and wishes, a volley of which were let off as I just now came from the tea-table and saying I was going to finish a letter to you. ..."

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