Spanish translation of 'let off'
transitive verb + adverb
1. (= cause to explode, fire)
[bomb] hacer explotar
2. (= release)
to let off steam [boiler, engine] soltar vapor; [person] (informal) (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’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
5. (= not punish) perdonar
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 + prepositionSee also let
1. (= release from)
can I let the dog off the lead? ¿puedo soltar al perro?see also hook noun
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
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Example Sentences Including 'let off'
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She might not want a shoulder to cry on, but I could give her a place where she could let off a little steam.BREACH OF DUTY (1999)
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
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Translation of let off from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary