cessation; pause; relief.
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How to use letup in a sentence
There was a kind of let-up in the storm jest afore I got here, and they see her fast on the shoal with the crew in the riggin'.Cap'n Eri | Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Right along from then on they kept things moving 14 spirited, one way and another, without much of a let-up.Santa F's Partner | Thomas A. Janvier
Everything looks so fine and handsome with the business, now, that I feel a great let-up from depression.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 4, 1886-1900 | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I've been watching for two mortal hours and there hasn't been a let-up yet.In Vanity Fair | Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd
Slowly the day of storm passed, but with no let-up in the falling snow.The Bobbsey Twins at Cedar Camp | Laura Lee Hope
British Dictionary definitions for let up
to diminish, slacken, or stop
(foll by on) informal to be less harsh (towards someone)
informal a lessening or abatement
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Other Idioms and Phrases with letup
See let down, def. 2.
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