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English definition of “let”

let

verb [T] (ALLOW)   /let/ (present participle -tt-, past tense and past participle let)
to allow something to happen or someone to do something by giving permission or by not doing anything to stop it from happening: Fraya’s parents let her go to the movie. He decided to let his hair grow long. She opened the door and let me in (= allowed me to enter). After questioning him for six hours, the police finally let him go (= released him).
(Definition of let verb (ALLOW) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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