Definition of let up in English:

let up

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phrasal verb

  • 1 informal (of something undesirable) become less intense or severe.

    • ‘the rain's letting up—it'll be clear soon’
    • ‘Instead of letting up, the snow squalls intensified.’
    • ‘However, on December 27, the region was blanketed by an intense winter storm that showed no signs of letting up.’
    • ‘The rain had let up a little bit.’
    • ‘The pain in my side had let up a little bit, thank goodness.’
    • ‘The cold weather in the state had not let up one bit.’
    • ‘The rain had let up a bit and now we were left to walk through a light drizzle and thick, mountain fog.’
    • ‘The storm did not let up at all throughout the rest of the day or the entirety of the night.’
    • ‘The corruption scandal dogging the Victoria Police Force is showing no sign of letting up.’
    • ‘At this point the violence shows no sign of letting up.’
    • ‘Over the last six years there has been a 46 per cent hike in the numbers seeking advice on the subject - and the problem shows no sign of letting up.’
    abate, lessen, decrease, diminish, subside, moderate, decline, relent, slacken, die down, die off, ease, ease off, tail off, taper off, drop away, drop off, peter out
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    1. 1.1Relax one's efforts.
      ‘she was so far ahead that she could afford to let up a bit’
      • ‘Our main priority is getting promoted and finishing the season on a high, but that doesn't mean we will be letting up one bit tomorrow.’
      • ‘After yesterday's rest day a lot of riders were feeling good but there were times that some of us were wondering if people would ever let up, even a bit.’
      • ‘You could see once he made the lead, he let up a little bit.’
      • ‘Neither side has shown any sign of letting up.’
      • ‘Sylvia holds the title of the longest serving active volunteer, and shows no sign of letting up.’
      • ‘It is now more than two months after the cubs were born, the zoo authorities are not letting up their constant vigil regarding the health indicators of these three frisky cubs.’
      • ‘The police are not letting up in their search for the suspect.’
      • ‘I've always believed that success lies in driving yourself hard and not letting up until you've reached a goal.’
      • ‘They practice intensely and study with purpose - and they don't let up in the offseason.’
      • ‘Microsoft and Sony aren't letting up in their efforts either.’
      relax one's efforts, relax, ease off, ease up, do less, slow down
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