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Definition 1: become less in amount or intensity - [verb of change]

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

  • The storm abated
  • The rain let up after a few hours

Synonyms for let up in the sense of this definition

(let up is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

Definition 2: reduce pressure or intensity - [verb of change]

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

  • he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down

Synonyms for let up in the sense of this definition

(let up is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

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