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Definition of "let" in Essential American English Dictionary

let

verb   /let/ ( present participle letting, past tense and past participle 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 he or she wants 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.
(Definition of let from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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