But now Disney is letting up a little bit, lifting its 55-year ban on beards.
Our ability to detect disease has sprinted far past our ability to manage it, and the trend shows no signs of letting up.
In the meantime, The Arizona Republic shows no sign of letting up on the embattled governor in its editorial pages.
As the protests grind into their third month, the crackdown shows no sign of letting up.
The rain was letting up and Randy prepared to walk to Catskill.
"I think the rain is letting up a little," said Grace softly.
Go on, boys, the rain's letting up, maybe you can help them.
And one of the conditions for letting up on him is that he suppresses all news of the epidemic.
He knew what that meant—there would be no letting up now in the storm, and for another night he was a prisoner.
My sight was returning, due to the eased pressure from letting up on the stick.
Old English lætan "to allow to remain; let go, leave, depart from; leave undone; to allow; bequeath," also "to rent" (class VII strong verb; past tense let, past participle læten), from Proto-Germanic *letan (cf. Old Saxon latan, Old Frisian leta, Dutch laten, German lassen, Gothic letan "to leave, let"), from PIE *le- "to let go, slacken" (cf. Latin lassus "faint, weary," Lithuanian leisti "to let, to let loose;" see lenient). If that derivation is correct, the primary sense would be "let go through weariness, neglect."
Of blood, from late Old English. To let (something) slip originally (1520s) was a reference to hounds on a leash; figurative use from 1540s. To let (someone) off "allow to go unpunished" is from 1814. To let on "reveal, divulge" is from 1725; to let up "cease, stop" is from 1787. Let alone "not to mention" is from 1812.
"stoppage, obstruction" (obsolete unless in legal contracts), late 12c., from archaic verb letten "to hinder," from Old English lettan "hinder, delay," from Proto-Germanic *latjanan (cf. Old Saxon lettian "to hinder," Old Norse letja "to hold back," Old High German lezzen "to stop, check," Gothic latjan "to hinder, make late," Old English læt "sluggish, slow, late"); see late.