I UK [let] / US verb
Word forms "let":
present tense I/you/we/they let he/she/it lets present participle letting past tense let past participle let
a) [transitive] to allow something to happen
let someone/something do something:

I stepped back and let him pass.

let someone/something do something:

Alice's mum won't let her come with us.

Let your imagination run wild.

let something in/out/through etc:

Open the windows and let some fresh air into the room.

There are holes between the stones that let the wind through.

let someone know (= tell someone):

Let us know what time you want us to be there.

let yourself:

She lets herself be talked into all kinds of schemes.

b) used for offering to do something

Here, let me help you.

2) [intransitive/transitive] to rent a room, flat, house etc to someone

The landlord can let at an agreed market rent.

let something to someone:

He's let his cottage to some people from London.

3) [transitive, always in imperative] used for giving an order or instruction

Let the games begin!

4) [transitive, always in imperative] used for showing that you are angry or tired, and do not care what happens

Let her do all the work for a change!

5) [transitive, usually in imperative] maths used in mathematics for saying that you are imagining that something is true, usually in order to prove a principle of mathematics

Let x = 5.

Let ABC be a triangle.

let something drop/rest — to stop talking about something

I think we'd better let the matter drop so your father can calm down.

Just let it rest, would you?

let something drop/slip — to say something important either by accident or in a way that makes it seem like an accident

She casually let it drop that she would be moving to Paris.

In an unguarded moment, he let it slip that he'd lost his job.

let go (of someone/something) — to stop holding someone or something

Let go! That hurts.

She refused to let go of her bag and kicked her attackers several times.

let someone/something go= let go someone/something — to stop holding someone or something

Let me go!

Reluctantly, he let go of her arm.

Let the book go – it's mine!

let me see/think — used for saying that you need a moment to think about something

Let me see – where did I put my keys?

to/for let — available to be rented

There are three flats to let in the building.

Phrasal verbs:

II UK [let] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "let":
singular let plural lets
1) in tennis, a service that hits the net and must be played again
2) British a period of time in which a house or flat is rented to someone

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