English version

let somebody/something off

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlet somebody/something off phrasal verb1 PUNISHto not punish someone I’ll let you off this time, but don’t do it again. with After checking our identities, the customs men let us off with a warning.let somebody off the hook (=allow someone to escape punishment or criticism) He’d decided to make Sandra wait before letting her off the hook.let somebody off lightly/easily (=give someone a less serious punishment than they deserve) I think young criminals are let off far too lightly.2 let somebody off (something)LET/ALLOW if someone in authority lets you off something you should do, they give you permission not to do it You’ve worked hard all week, so I’ll let you off today.3 let something ↔ offSHOOT to make something explode One boy had let off a firework in class. let/blow off steam at steam1(4) let→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
let withBut she refused to let him off with insinuations.
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Verb table
let
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylet
he, she, itlets
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylet
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave let
he, she, ithas let
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad let
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill let
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have let
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam letting
he, she, itis letting
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you, we, theyare letting
Past
I, he, she, itwas letting
you, we, theywere letting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been letting
he, she, ithas been letting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been letting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be letting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been letting
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