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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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  • His father hired the three rooms and sublet to a man with a wife and three children.

    Aliens or Americans? Howard B. Grose
  • The joy of renting is to move, or sublet; to be rid also of taxes and repairs.

    The Face of the Fields Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Not only are houses let, but they are sublet, and sub-sublet down to the very rooms.

  • "Perhaps we could sublet it," said Rosamund, trying to speak with brisk cheerfulness.

    In the Wilderness Robert Hichens
  • It relates to a company of fur hunters composed of Smith, sublet, and Jackson.

    A History of Oregon, 1792-1849 William Henry Gray
  • It may have been good policy in sublet, to attach us to him.

  • It is dangerous in the hands of a person not used to handling it and the work should be sublet.

    Elements of Plumbing Samuel Dibble
  • Billy Glynn told me to sublet it and sell the stuff the first chance I had.

    Ewing\'s Lady Harry Leon Wilson
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for sublet

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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