Meaning of “let sth down” in the English Dictionary

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"let sth down" in British English

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let sth down

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

(CLOTHES)

If you let down a piece of clothing, you make it longer:

My trousers shrank in the wash so I let them down.

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