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let in

Meaning: If you let someone in, you allow them to enter a room or a building.

Synonym: admit (formal)

For example:

  • let sb/sth in Just a moment while I let the cat in. I can hear her scratching at the front door.

  • let sb/sth in He left the key under a pot in front of the house so we could let ourselves in.

Quick Quiz:

The guards wouldn't let us in the courtroom, so we had to
  1. wait inside
  2. stay outside
  3. go inside

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