Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cessation of restraint or obstruction; release; relaxation; intermission, as of labor.
- n. Alternative form of letup.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. Abatement; also, cessation.
- v. reduce pressure or intensity
- v. become less in amount or intensity
- n. a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
“Running their socks off with no let-up PAR try and prise the ball from ITA, repeatedly falling over or just being kicked in the knees.”
“There was never any let-up in his turning the thumb-screws of extended credit and economy.”
“It was fight, fight, fight, and no let-up, from the first thing in the morning till nightfall.”
“We've had five successive months of rent rises, but there is no sign of a let-up anytime soon.”
“And there's scant let-up in the tempo out in room two, where the local Distortion collective host a session of progressive and tech house.”
“We found it quite rough in the Straits and in Suisun Bay; but as the water grew more land-locked it became calm, though without let-up in the wind.”
“For now, the obvious need is to make sure there's no let-up in the domestic effort against terror.”
“No nation had ever done that before, and to this day we are still struggling to achieve life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness goes on with no sign of let-up.”
“Meanwhile, there seems to be no let-up in the amount of luxury goods being bought by the elite in a country mired in poverty.”
“Despite no let-up in the campaign by those seeking to discredit the science of anthropogenic global warming, Gillard and her government, along with the independents and Greens supporting her, have continued to support policies to lower carbon emissions.”
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