laufen lassen

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Verb[edit]

laufen lassen

  1. (idiomatic) to release (literally: "to let run")
    Im Gegenzug ließ die russische Regierung amerikanische Spione laufen.
    In return the Russian government has released American spies.
  2. to leave running
    Lass den Motor laufen.
    Leave the motor running.