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Translation of "let" - English-Spanish dictionary

let

verb /let/ ( present participle letting, past tense, past participle let)
to allow or permit dejar, permitir 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 dejar en paz, no molestar Why don’t you let him be when he’s not feeling well! Do let your father alone.
let down phrasal verb
to lower bajar She let down the blind.
to disappoint or fail to help when necessary etc fallar, defraudar 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 desinflar When he got back to his car, he found that some children had let his tyres/tires down.
to make longer alargar She had to let down the child’s skirt.
let fall
to drop dejar caer She was so startled that she let fall everything she was carrying.
let go (of)
to stop holding (something) dejar ir, soltar 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 dejar entrar/salir 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) dejar participar 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 perdonar The policeman let him off (with a warning).
let up phrasal verb
to become less strong or violent; to stop parar 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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