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verb (tr, mainly adverb)

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let off

1

Release by exploding; see blow off steam.

2

Allow to go free or escape; excuse from punishment. For example, They let her off from attending graduation, or The headmaster let him off with a reprimand. [Early 1800s] Also see off the hook.

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