The verb to let[lɛt] is an irregular verb. Its main forms are presented in the table
Let can also be used as a noun.
Consider common phrasal verbs with to let in English:
- let down – disappoint someone or make clothes longer
- When she lets her hair down it reaches her waist. You can let a coat
- You won’t let me down, will you?
- She speaks French very fluently, but her pronunciation lets her down
- let in – allow someone to enter
- The public are usually let in half an hour before the performance begins
- let in for – to let yourself in for something means to put yourself in a difficult situation
- I volunteered to help, and then I thought “Oh no, what have I let myself in for! “
- let off – cause to explode or release
- He didn’t dismiss the man; he let him off with a warning
- The boys were letting off fireworks
- let on – allow something to be known
- I won’t let on I know anything about it
- let out – to let on means to reveal a secret
- He was let out of prison
- She has grown so much that her mother will have to let out all her dresses
- She let out a scream of terror on seeing the ghost
- let up – stop or become less intense
- When will this rain let up?
- let past – allow someone to pass one
- This guy is right up on my tail, so I will slow down to let him past