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letup

let·up

letup

 
pronunciation:
let uhp [or] let uhp
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a stop, pause, or momentary relief.
a letup in the rain
synonyms:
cease, cessation, lull, pause, slack, stop
similar words:
halt, interval, recess, respite, rest, standstill
definition 2: a pronounced decrease in intensity; abatement.
a letup in press criticism of the president
synonyms:
abatement, fall-off, mitigation
similar words:
cessation, decrease, diminution, lull, moderation, reduction, slack, surcease