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English definition of “let sth down”

let sth down

(CLOTHES) phrasal verb with let     /let/ verb (present participle letting, past tense and past participle let)
If you let down a piece of clothing, you make it longer: My trousers shrank in the wash so I let them down.Knitting and sewing
(Definition of let sth down (CLOTHES) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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