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English definition of “let sth out”

let sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with let   /let/ (present participle letting, past tense and past participle let) us  

(ESCAPE)

to cause something to come out: He let the air out of the balloon. She let out a scream (= she made this noise).

(CLOTHES)

to make a piece of clothing wider by removing the sewing from the sides and sewing closer to the edge of the material: These trousers are too tight - I'm going to have to let them out.
(Definition of let sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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