Meaning of “let sb/sth in” in the English Dictionary

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"let sb/sth in" in British English

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let sb/sth in

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

B2 to allow someone or something to enter:

She opened the door and let me in.
These shoes are starting to let water in.

More examples

  • I let them in through the gate.
  • The guards should not have let them in.
  • The windows let a lot of cold air in.
  • We are not supposed to let boys in after dark.
  • Quick - let me in - I'm freezing!

(Definition of “let sb/sth in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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