Definition of “let sb/sth out” - English Dictionary

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“let sb/sth out” in British English

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let sb/sth out

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

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!"

More examples

  • I opened the door and let them out.
  • When we wanted to leave, he refused to let us out.
  • He kept the dog in a cage and never let it out.
  • Press the button if you want us to let you out.
  • Let me out of here immediately!

(Definition of “let sb/sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)