Definition of Let out

1. Verb. Express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words). "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"


2. Verb. Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret. "They let out that there was a traffic accident "; "Unwrap the evidence in the murder case"

3. Verb. Bring out of a specific state.
Exact synonyms: Bring Out
Generic synonyms: Let Go, Let Go Of, Release, Relinquish

4. Verb. Make (clothes) larger. "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
Exact synonyms: Widen
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Vary
Antonyms: Take In

Definition of Let out

1. Verb. To release. ¹

2. Verb. To allow to operate at higher speed by adjusting controls. ¹

3. Verb. (context: of clothing) To enlarge by adjusting one or more seams. ¹

4. Verb. (informal) Of sound, to emit. ¹

5. Verb. To disclose. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Let Out

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
let off steam
let on
let one's hair down
let one rip
let oneself go
let out (current term)
let rip
let sleeping dogs lie
let slide
let slip
let somebody down
let somebody in on
let someone have it
let something slide
let something slip
let the buyer beware
let the cat out of the bag
let the chips fall where they may
let the good times roll
let the grass grow under one's feet

Literary usage of Let out

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1. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... let out; ... let out or one's mouth, ... undo the straps on; ~ poi« let out, allow to go, ..."

2. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"... an' yo' may believe as he fairly bewitched t' awd lass wal she let out 'at she wanted to tek Rip away wi' her to ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"let out, v. to distribute cuttings or plants of new varieties. About Wilmslow the cultivation of the gooseberry is carried on to a great extent, ..."

4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"An opening in a building, to let in light and air, or to let out smoke. L'ouvert, French. .... let out ..."

5. Struggles and Triumphs, Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum: Or by Phineas Taylor Barnum (1871)
"... The cat let out of the bag." I the:. stated that, having spent two of the summer months h the country, leaving the Museum in charge of Mi- Greenwood, ..."

6. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"Nor make a trench to let out water which surrounds it. 1 Rol. 406. I. 17. Semb. 12 H. 8. 2. 15. ... let out water from a pond made there by the lord. Ibid. ..."

7. New English and Italian Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary by John Millhouse, Ferdinando Bracciforti (1889)
"on a léase ire, va. i. to let out on a lease, etc ; hire, rent, to take on а léase, to firm; irsi, to let, to be let; ..."

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