let off

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let off (third-person singular simple present lets off, present participle letting off, simple past and past participle let off)

  1. (transitive) To cause to explode or come out; to release.
    Stand back when you let off fireworks.
    to let off a fart
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To forgive and not punish.
    The boss let me off for breaking the office window, when in theory she could have fined me about 30 dollars.

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