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let off / hacer explotar
let off   let   1
A. -transitive verb + adverb
1. (=cause to explode, fire)
[+bomb]   hacer explotar
[+firework]   tirar
[+firearm]   disparar
2. (=release)
·to let off [steam]
[boiler, engine]   soltar vapor
[person]   *   (figurative)
(=release anger)   desahogarse
(=unwind)   relajarse
3. (=allow to leave)   dejar salir
·they let the children off early today
·hoy han dejado salir a los niños antes de la hora
4. (=exempt)   perdonar
·it'noun your turn to do the washing up but I'll let you off this time
·te toca fregar a ti pero esta vez te perdono
5. (=not punish)   perdonar
·to let somebody off [lightly]
·ser demasiado blando con somebody, someone
·the headmaster let him off [with] a warning
·el director le dejó escapar con nounólo una advertencia
B. -transitive verb + preposition
1. (=release from)
·can I let the dog off the lead?
·¿puedo soltar al perro?
2. (=exempt)   perdonar
·I'll let you off the £5 you owe me
·te perdono las 5 libras que me debes
·the authorities let him off National Service
·las autoridades le permitieron librarse del servicio militar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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