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Definition 1: fail to meet the hopes or expectations of - [verb of emotion]

Samples where let down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage

Synonyms for let down in the sense of this definition

(let down is a kind of ...) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

(... is a kind of let down ) disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake

"His sense of smell failed him this time" "His strength finally failed him" "His children failed him in the crisis"

(... is a kind of let down ) fail to meet (expectations or standards)

(... is a kind of let down ) free from enchantment

Definition 2: move something or somebody to a lower position - [verb of motion]

Samples where let down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take down the vase from the shelf

Synonyms for let down in the sense of this definition

(let down is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of let down ) lower and bring partially inboard

"reef the sailboat's mast"

(... is a kind of let down ) lower (prices or markets)

"The glut of oil depressed gas prices"

(... is a kind of let down ) lower briefly

"She dipped her knee"

(... is a kind of let down ) lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow

"She inclined her head to the student"

(let down causes ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

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