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Definition of let off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

let off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

let somebody off (with something)

 
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to not punish someone for something they have done wrong, or to give them only a light punishment They let us off lightly. She was let off with a warning.

let something off

 
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to fire a gun or make a bomb, etc. explode The boys were letting off fireworks.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: let off