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English definition of “let sth out”

let sth out

(CLOTHES) phrasal verb with let     /let/ verb (present participle letting, past tense and past participle let)
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.Knitting and sewing
(Definition of let sth out (CLOTHES) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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