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  • n. Alternative form of letup.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Abatement; also, cessation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cessation of restraint or obstruction; release; relaxation; intermission, as of labor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
  • v. reduce pressure or intensity
  • v. become less in amount or intensity


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  • 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.

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  • There was never any let-up in his turning the thumb-screws of extended credit and economy.

    Chapter XX

  • It was fight, fight, fight, and no let-up, from the first thing in the morning till nightfall.

    Chapter XX

  • We've had five successive months of rent rises, but there is no sign of a let-up anytime soon.

    Rents hit record high as housing demand outstrips supply

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Charley's Coup

  • For now, the obvious need is to make sure there's no let-up in the domestic effort against terror.

    Europe After Osama

  • 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.

    The Glorious Fourth

  • 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.

    Commander Tries Out New Toys

  • 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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