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let

verb
 
/let/ (letting, let)
B1 to allow someone to do something or have something: She let me use her camera. I let her have some money.
let’s A2 something that you say to ask someone if they want to do something with you: Let’s go shopping.
let someone know A2 to tell someone something: I’ll let you know where we are meeting when I know my schedule.
let someone/something in, past, through, etc. to allow someone or something to move to a particular place: They won’t let us past the gate.
let (something) go to stop holding something: I let go of the rope.
mainly UK If you let a building, you allow someone to live there and they give you money: I let the top floor of my house to a student.
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