Definition of Let on

1. 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 on that there was a traffic accident "; "Unwrap the evidence in the murder case"




Definition of Let on

1. Verb. (idiomatic) to reveal, disclose, or divulge ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Let On

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
let off steam
let on (current term)
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
let something slip
let the buyer beware

Literary usage of Let on

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

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1880)
"let on, G. ... let on'— do not speak of it or show that you are aware of it. Let slap at, G. to strike quickly at. Let wit, G. to pretend. ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1854)
"the sub-agent to have it let on. That during the four days after the leaving of the tenant, and the consequent shutting off of the water, and before the ..."

3. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"An' dis yere Silas he let on he gwine to heb- ben along wid de rest of de folks. ... So den Ah think shore he got religion, lak he let on. ..."

4. The Grecian History: From the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great by Oliver Goldsmith (1826)
"... unusually gay and cheerful, with a chap- let on his head, and in a rich habit, though it was then but the seventh day after the death of his daughter. ..."

5. Prideaux's Precedents in Conveyancing: With Dissertations on Its Law and by Frederick Prideaux, John Whitcombe (1889)
"The LAND demised is PART of a CONSIDERABLE ESTATE let on similar leases to OTHER PERSONS. ... let on ..."

6. Prideaux's Precedents in Conveyancing: With Dissertations on Its Law and by Frederick Prideaux, John Whitcombe (1899)
"The LAND demised in PART of a CONSIDERABLE ESTATE let on similar leases to OTHER PERSONS (17). ... let on ..."

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