HyperDic: let_down

English > 2 senses of the expression let down:
VERBmotionlet down, lower, take down, get down, bring downmove something or somebody to a lower position
emotionlet down, disappointfail to meet the hopes or expectations of
English > let down: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove something or somebody to a lower position.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymslower, take down, get down, bring down
Cause todescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Narrowerdepresslower (prices or markets)
diplower briefly
inclinelower or bend (the head or upper body) , as in a nod or bow
reeflower and bring partially inboard
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Oppositeraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanisharriar, bajarse, bajar
Catalanabaixar-se, abaixar, arriar, baixar, calar
English > let down: 2 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningfail to meet the hopes or expectations of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to let down Sue
Synonymdisappoint
Entailed bydissatisfyfail to satisfy
teaseTo arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them
Narrowerdisenchant, disillusionFree from enchantment
fail, betraydisappoint, prove undependable to
fall short, come shortfail to meet (expectations or standards)
Broaderthwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkhinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Spanishdecepcionar, defraudar
Catalandecebre, defraudar
Nounsletdowna feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized

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