Definition of Let up

1. Verb. Become less in amount or intensity. "The rain let up after a few hours"

Exact synonyms: Abate, Die Away, Slack, Slack Off
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
Derivative terms: Abatement, Letup

2. Verb. Reduce pressure or intensity. "He eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down"
Exact synonyms: Ease Off, Ease Up
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Letup

Definition of Let up

1. Verb. (intransitive of something intense) to lessen ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Let Up

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 perfect be the enemy of the good
let up (current term)
lethal agent
lethal coefficient
lethal dose
lethal dose 50

Literary usage of Let up

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

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"A Let-up. A truce, a cessation. 1837 There was no let up in the matter ... 1857 Our spicy contemporary must " let up " on us for this error day to day, ..."

2. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"P. (3) A bundle of ten sheaves of corn let up together. Devon. (4) A narrow ridge of land. Cum*. (5) A tailor. Far. d. (6) To go through stitch; ..."

3. The Scientific Papers of the Honourable Henry Cavendish by Henry Cavendish (1921)
"More water was then let up in the same manner, at different times, till almost the whole of the fixed air was absorbed. As all water contains a little air, ..."

4. A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire by John Harland (1876)
"let up, pp. lighted or illuminated. let up, Let in, or Let on, alighted upon. ' I let up with 'em,' met the people I was seeking. ..."

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