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English verb: let down

1. let down (motion) move something or somebody to a lower position


SamplesTake down the vase from the shelf.


Synonymsbring down, get down, lower, take down


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


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)depress, dip, incline, reef


Causecome down, descend, fall, go down


Antonymslift, elevate, raise, get up, bring up

2. let down (emotion) fail to meet the hopes or expectations of


SamplesHer boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to let down Sue


Synonymsdisappoint


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


Broader (hypernym)baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart


Narrower (hyponym)betray, come short, disenchant, disillusion, fail, fall short









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