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[v. suhb-let; n. suhb-let, suhb-let] /v. sʌbˈlɛt; n. ˈsʌbˌlɛt, sʌbˈlɛt/
verb (used with object), sublet, subletting.
to sublease.
to let under a subcontract:
to sublet work.
a sublease.
a property obtained by subleasing, as an apartment.
Origin of sublet
1760-70; sub- + let1 Unabridged
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  • He'd rather help you find a cheap sublet, a cool job, and maybe even a date.
  • My sabbatical seems an archipelago of friends' couches, brand-name hotels, and sublet apartments.
  • Besides paying her monthly rent, she is responsible for the sublet fee and the maintenance charge.
  • The switch may give industry giants such fine control that they could sublet some colors to a different carrier.
  • The minority contractor should be one who has expressed interest in doing the type of work you intend to sublet.
  • To sublet is to allow someone else to occupy your apartment and pay rent while you are bound by the terms of a lease.
  • After a subcontract has been cancelled, the percentages of work sublet to date should be adjusted.
  • Booths may not be loaned or sublet to anyone other than the applicant.
British Dictionary definitions for sublet


verb (sʌbˈlɛt) -lets, -letting, -let
to grant a sublease of (property)
to let out (work, etc) under a subcontract
noun (ˈsʌbˌlɛt)
(informal, mainly US) a sublease
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Word Origin and History for sublet

1766, from sub- + let (v.).

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