let down

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

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ down.
  2. (transitive) To allow to descend.
    They let down the rope and I fastened it to the basket.
  3. (transitive, idiomatic) To disappoint; to betray or fail somebody
    I promised him I would meet him there, and I will not let him down.
  4. (transitive, of clothing) To lengthen by undoing and resewing a hem.
  5. (intransitive) To reduce one's level of effort.
  6. To soften in tempering.
    to let down tools or cutlery

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