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let up

Meaning: to become weaker or to become less intense

Synonym: ease up

For example:

  • let up The rain is still heavy, so let's wait here until it lets up a bit.

  • let up The pressure at work won't let up until we've signed the contract for this deal.

Nouns often used as subjects with
let up: rain, snow, wind, breeze, storm, pressure

Quick Quiz:

If the wind lets up, the yachts will
  1. speed up
  2. slow down
  3. go under

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