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"let up" in British English

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let up

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

let-upnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈlet.ʌp/  us   /ˈlet̬-/ informal
(Definition of let up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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let up

phrasal verb with let  us   /let/ verb [T]
(esp. of something ​unpleasant) to ​become less ​strong or ​stop: When the ​rain lets up we’ll go for a ​walk.
(Definition of let up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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