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Translation of "let" - English-Russian dictionary

let

verb [T]     /let/ ( present participle letting, past tense and past participle let)
ALLOW B1 to allow someone to do something, or to allow something to happen позволять, допускать Let them play outside. Don't let the camera get wet. We let a whole year go by before we tried again.Allowing and permitting
let sb/sth in/past/through, etc B2 to allow someone or something to move to a particular place впускать, пропускать и т. д. кого-либо/что-либо They won't let us past the gate. I won't let him near my children. The roof lets in a lot of rain.Allowing and permittingGeneral words for movement
let's A2 something that you say when you are making a suggestion давай(те) Let's eat out tonight.Suggestions and proposals
let me/us something that you say when you are offering to help someone позволь(те) Let me carry your cases.Polite expressionsHelping and co-operating
BUILDING If you let a building or part of a building, you allow someone to live there and they give you money. сдавать внаем I let the top floor of my house to a student.Mortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general Renting propertyRenting propertyMortgages and real estateRenting, hiring and hire purchase in general
Let's see/Let me see something that you say when you are trying to remember something or calculate something давайте прикинем/дайте мне вспомнить Let's see - there are five people and only three beds. It must have been - let me see - three years ago.InterjectionsSounds used as interjections
Let's say something that you say when you are suggesting a possible situation or action допустим, скажем Let's say we'll meet back here in an hour.Suggestions and proposals
let sb know (sth) A2 to tell someone something давать знать, сообщать [+ question word] I'll let you know when we've fixed a date for the meeting.Announcing, informing and stating
let (sth) go to stop holding something отпустить, не держать I let go of the rope.Falling and droppingMoving downwards
let yourself go to allow yourself to become less attractive or healthy не следить за собой, запустить себя Deteriorating and making worse to relax completely and enjoy yourself расслабляться, вести себя раскованно It's a party - let yourself go!Calming and relaxing
let's face it something that you say when the truth is unpleasant but must be accepted посмотрим правде в глаза Let's face it, we're not getting any younger.Honesty, openness and sincerity
→  See also let the cat out of the bag , let your hair down , get/let sb off the hook , let off steam , let alone , let sb down , let sb in , let yourself in for sth , let sb off , let on , let sb/sth out , let up
(Definition of let from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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