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English verb: let out

1. let out (communication) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)


SamplesShe let out a big heavy sigh.
He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand.


Synonymsemit, let loose, utter


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


Narrower (hyponym)baa, bark, bellow, bite out, blat, blate, bleat, bray, break into, cackle, call, call, call, caw, cheep, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chorus, churr, clack, click, cluck, coo, croak, cronk, cronk, crow, crow, cry, cry, deliver, echo, gargle, gibber, give, gobble, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gurgle, haw, heave, hee-haw, hem, hiss, holler, hollo, honk, hoot, hoot, howl, lift, low, meow, mew, mew, miaou, miaow, moan, moo, nasale, neigh, nicker, oink, pant, peep, quack, repeat, roar, rumble, scream, shoot, shout, shout out, sibilate, sibilate, sigh, sing, siss, sizz, smack, snort, spit, spit out, splutter, sputter, squall, squeal, troat, trumpet, tsk, tut, tut-tut, volley, whicker, whinny, whirr, wolf-whistle, wrawl, yammer, yell, yowl

2. let out (communication) make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret


SamplesThe auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold.
The actress won't reveal how old she is.
Bring out the truth.
He broke the news to her.
Unwrap the evidence in the murder case.


Synonymsbreak, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, reveal, unwrap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)tell


Narrower (hyponym)babble, babble out, betray, bewray, blab, blab out, blackwash, blow, come out, come out of the closet, confide, leak, let the cat out of the bag, muckrake, out, out, peach, reveal, sing, spill the beans, spring, talk, tattle


Causebreak, get around, get out


Verb groupbreak, get around, get out

3. let out (contact) bring out of a specific state


Synonymsbring out


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


Broader (hypernym)let go, let go of, release, relinquish

4. let out (change) make (clothes) larger


SamplesLet out that dress--I gained a lot of weight.


Synonymswiden


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, vary


Antonymstake in









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