Meaning of “let sth out” in the English Dictionary

"let sth out" in British English

See all translations

let sth out

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


to cause something to come out:

He let the air out of the balloon.
She let out a scream (= she made this noise).


to make a piece of clothing wider by removing the sewing from the sides and sewing closer to the edge of the material:

These trousers are too tight - I'm going to have to let them out.

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