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English definition of “let”


verb [T]     /let/ (letting, let, let)
to allow something to happen , or to allow someone to do something, by giving your permission or by not doing anything to stop an action : We do not let our staff use social networking sites at work . They had let the office accommodation become rundown and shabby .
UK (US rent) to allow your house or land to be lived in or used by someone else in exchange for a regular payment : let sth (out) to sb They are letting their house out for the summer . He's let his flat to a young couple . The Technology Park has office accommodation and business units to let.let on sth The property is let on a 10-year lease . The holiday apartments are let on a weekly basis .
let sb go informal HR to make someone leave their job : Sales are down considerably and we've had to let some staff go. I've only been let go twice in my career .
(Definition of let verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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