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let go (1)

This page is about the collocation let go (1)

collocation pattern: verb + verb

Meaning

to allow somebody or something to go free

For example

  • After being paid the money, the kidnappers let him go.

  • You can catch fish that are over 20cm long, but you must let any smaller ones go.

Quick Quiz

After the police let him go, the suspect

a. was taken back to his cell

b. was held for questioning

c. went home to his family

Contributor: Matt Errey