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See also: let-out
let out (third-person singular simple present lets out, present participle letting out, simple past and past participle let out)
- (transitive) To release.
- The students were let out of school early.
- If you go into the aviary, don't let out any of the birds!
- (Canada, US, intransitive) Of a school: to finish for the day or term, allowing the pupils to go home.
- 1999, Laura Beckham, A Bad Seed: And Other Stories, page 47:
- We're gonna have practice tomorrow morning for an assembly we're giving on Thursday before school lets out for Easter.
- To allow to operate at higher speed by adjusting controls.
- He let out the reins when they were a mile from the barn.
- The engineer let out the throttle after the train crossed the bridge.
- To rent out.
- We let out the house and went on a two-year world trip.
- (of clothing) To enlarge by adjusting one or more seams.
- After the holidays he had to have his suits let out.
- (informal) Of sound, to emit.
- The dog let out a yelp.
- To disclose.
- He accidentally let out the location for the meeting.
to allow to operate at higher speed by adjusting controls
of clothing: to enlarge by adjusting one or more seams
of sound, to emit