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English definition of “let up”

let up

phrasal verb with let     /let/ verb [T] (present participle letting, past tense and past participle let)
If bad weather or an unpleasant situation lets up, it stops or improves: I hope the rain lets up for the weekend.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
(Definition of let up from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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