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English definition of “let sb/sth out”

let sb/sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with let   /let/ (present participle letting, past tense and past participle let) us  
B2 to allow someone or something to leave a place, especially by opening a closed or locked door: I heard a voice from the cupboard shouting "Let me out!"DepartingAllowing and permitting
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