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Spanish translation of “let”

let

verb /let/ (present participle letting, past tense, past participle let)
to allow or permit She refused to let her children go out in the rain Let me see your drawing. to cause to
hacer (saber)
I will let you know how much it costs.
used for giving orders or suggestions
que ( + subjuntivo)
If they will not work, let them starve Let’s (= let us) leave right away!
let alone not to mention; without taking into consideration
y mucho menos
There’s no room for all the adults, let alone the children.
let (someone or something) alone/be to leave alone; not to disturb or worry Why don’t you let him be when he’s not feeling well! Do let your father alone. let down phrasal verb to lower She let down the blind. to disappoint or fail to help when necessary etc You must give a film show at the party – you can’t let the children down (noun let-down) She felt he had let her down by not coming to see her perform. to make flat by allowing the air to escape When he got back to his car, he found that some children had let his tyres/tires down. to make longer She had to let down the child’s skirt. let fall to drop She was so startled that she let fall everything she was carrying. let go (of) to stop holding (something) Will you let go of my coat! When he was nearly at the top of the rope he suddenly let go and fell. let in/out phrasal verb to allow to come in, go out Let me in! I let the dog out. let in for phrasal verb to involve (someone) in
involucrarse
I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for when I agreed to do that job.
let in on phrasal verb to allow to share (a secret etc) We’ll let her in on our plans. let off phrasal verb to fire (a gun) or cause (a firework etc) to explode
hacer explotar, hacer estallar
He let the gun off accidentally.
to allow to go without punishment etc The policeman let him off (with a warning).
let up phrasal verb to become less strong or violent; to stop I wish the rain would let up. let well alone to allow things to remain as they are, in order not to make them worse
dejar las cosas como están
It may be best to let well alone until things have calmed down.
(Definition of let from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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