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English verb: let up

1. let up (change) become less in amount or intensity


SamplesThe storm abated.
The rain let up after a few hours.


Synonymsabate, die away, slack, slack off


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

2. let up (change) reduce pressure or intensity


SamplesHe eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down.


Synonymsease off, ease up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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