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let sb down

phrasal verb with let uk   us   /let/ verb (present participle letting, past tense and past participle let)
B2 to ​disappoint someone by ​failing to do what you ​agreed to do or were ​expected to do: You will be there ​tomorrow - you won't ​let me down, will you? When I was ​sent to ​prison, I really ​felt I had ​let my ​parents down.
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