let sth down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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let sth down

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


If you ​let down a ​piece of ​clothing, you make it ​longer: My ​trousersshrank in the ​wash so I ​let them down.


UK If you ​let down something ​filled with ​air, you ​cause the ​air to go out of it: Someone ​let my ​tyres down while I was at the ​gym.
(Definition of let sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “let sth down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 衣服, 把(衣服)放长一些,将(衣服)加长…
in Chinese (Traditional) 衣服, 把(衣服)放長一些,將(衣服)加長…
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