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  • v. To release from one's grasp; to go from a state of holding on to a state of no longer holding on.
  • v. To dismiss from employment.
  • v. To gain weight
  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. release, as from one's grip
  • v. be relaxed


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  • Most of all, it freed meI let go of all my negative energy and fears of failure, and totally opened up my mind and body.


  • Still, scared he might be going to have second thoughts if he guessed how really utterly discomposed she felt, she managed a smile for him as he let go of her hand to feel above the door.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • Scarednot knowing what to donot wanting to let go of himhugging himloving himneeding him.


  • He could feel the soft curve of her mound pressing against him, the whole intoxicating female shape of her, the heat of her, the sudden shivery yieldingness of her as she let go of his shirt and wrapped her arms around his neck and melted against him and started kissing him back.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • Everyone benefits if we occasionally let go of our super-efficacy and take the time to look.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • Will microactions help me let go of control when it comes to the big issues in life?

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • For Merilee Glick to gain comfort from my story, I had to relinquish ownership and let go of my desire to be in control of exactly how my work unfolded.

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

  • They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future.


  • He let go of her and pretended to bite his dirt-encrusted fingernails.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • I let go of the seat and turned to face Edson Tucker.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter


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