let out

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

  1. To release.
    The students were let out of school early.
  2. 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.
  3. (of clothing) To enlarge by adjusting one or more seams.
    After the holidays he had to have his suits let out.
  4. (informal) Of sound, to emit.
    The dog let out a yelp.
  5. To disclose.
    He accidentally let out the location for the meeting.