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What does "let up" mean?



 
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What does "let up" mean? #1 (permalink) Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:30 am   What does "let up" mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #195 "Phrasal Verbs (L)", question 2

At long last the storm is starting to look like it's going to ..........

(a) let in
(b) let down
(c) let up

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #195 "Phrasal Verbs (L)", answer 2

At long last the storm is starting to look like it's going to let up.

Correct answer: (c) let up
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What does "let up" mean?

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Let up #2 (permalink) Wed Jun 04, 2008 21:55 pm   Let up
 

Hi Neece,
"Let up" is a common expression that refers to "to slowing down; diminishing and coming to a stop; to cease."
For example: The heavy rainfall finally let up this morning.
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