Phrasal Verbs with 'Let'

Let down

Disappoint, fail to keep an arrangement

Example: She failed to turn up and I felt badly LET DOWN.

Let down

Make clothes longer

Example: He's grown so much, we'll have to LET his trousers DOWN.

Let in

Allow someone to enter

Example: The doorstaff didn't LET him IN the nightclub because he was wearing jeans.

Let in on

Tell someone a secret, inform them or allow them to participate

Example: They LET me IN ON what they were planning.

Let off

Not punish

Example: The judge LET him OFF with a fine rather than a prison sentence since it was his first offence.

Let on

Tell a secret

Example: I didn't mean to LET ON about the party; I just said it without thinking.

Let out

Allow to leave or go out

Example: The convict was LET OUT of prison after serving five years of an eight-year sentence.

Let out

Make a sound

Example: He LET OUT a huge sigh of relief when he heard the results.

Let out

Make clothes bigger

Example: I've put on so much weight that I'm going to have to LET my suits OUT.