let up

let up  {v.},  {informal}
1. Уменьшаться, становиться слабее, тише; замедляться или останавливаться.
It's raining as hard as ever. It's not letting up at all.
It snowed for three days before it let up and we could go outdoors.
2. Делать меньше, идти медленнее или останавливаться; расслабляться; переставать (упорно) работать.
Grandfather has been working all his life. When is he going to let up?
Let up for a minute. You can't work hard all day.
Jim ran all the way home without letting up once.
Противоп.: BEAR DOWN.
3. Становиться спокойнее, добрее, мягче. — обычно используется с "on".
Let up on Jane. She is sick.
Аналог: EASE UP.
4. либо change up
Игровой термин в бейсболе (??подавать мяч с неполной скоростью??) — обычно используется с "on".
John pitched a ball that was very fast and the batter missed it. Then he let up on the next pitch and the batter was badly fooled.
Категории: {informal} {v.}

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