Meaning of LETUP in English


ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

( -s )

Etymology: let up


a. : a lessening of effort or intensity : slackening , abatement

they labored without letup , forming two constantly moving lines — Hamilton Basso

during the six-day letup in ground fighting — Wall Street Journal

specifically : a break in inclement weather

the rain continued without letup — Hilbert Schenck

b. : a reduction in quantity or quality

seems to be no letup in the flow of nature books — Dorothy H. Jenkins

a major achievement to sustain without letup … 100 minutes of running jokes — Newsweek

no letup in the billingsgate between Berlin and Moscow — H.C.Wolfe

2. : an act or instance of relaxation : abandonment of restraint

allowed myself the letup of a drive in the park — O.W.Holmes †1935

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.