let go

let go

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see let, go
    Please, Mom, can you let me go to her party?
  2. (intransitive, with of and transitive, with object before go) To release from one's grasp; to go from a state of holding on to a state of no longer holding on.
    Synonyms: release, unhand, leggo
    You're hurting him! Let him go!
    Let go of the phone.
  3. To emotionally disengage or to distract oneself from a situation.
  4. (euphemistic) To dismiss from employment.
    Synonyms: decruit, dehire, unhire, Thesaurus:lay off
    The secretary didn't work out, so her boss told her she was being let go.
  5. (euphemistic, transitive) To fail to maintain a standard of appearance, behavior, or performance.
    1. (euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
      Wow, dude! You've really let yourself go this time!
  • Italian: lasciar andare
  • Spanish: dejar ir
Translations Translations
  • Italian: lasciarsi andare, prendere fiato
  • Portuguese: ir
  • German: sich trennen von
  • Portuguese: demitir

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