Spanish translation of 'let off'
transitive verb + adverb
- (= cause to explode, fire)
- (= release)
⇒ to let off steam[boiler, engine]
soltar vapor[person] (informal, figurative, = release anger),
- (= allow to leave)
⇒ they let the children off early today
hoy han dejado salir a los niños antes de la hora
- (= exempt)
⇒ it's 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
- (= not punish)
⇒ to let sb off lightly
ser demasiado blando con algn
⇒ the headmaster let him off with a warning
el director le dejó escapar con solo una advertencia
transitive verb + preposition
- (= release from)
⇒ can I let the dog off the lead?
¿puedo soltar al perro?
see also hook (sense 1)
- (= exempt)
⇒ 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
Example Sentences Including 'let off'
He couldn't, and we both knew it, but he needed to let off steam, and I needed a pillow and mattress.Murder in E Minor
He had the look of someone who was imploring to be let off some task that was too much for him, too difficult, too painful.Thy Brother Death
Firing dead ahead over Onyschuk's twitching, clawing hands, I let off a round at the sloping rock on the water's edge.Fools Gold
Trends of 'let off'
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Translation of let off from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary