HyperDic: let_out

English > 4 senses of the expression let out:
VERBcommunicationlet out, utter, emit, let looseexpress audibly
communicationlet out, unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, uncovermake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
contactlet out, bring outbring out of a specific state
changelet out, widenmake (clothes) larger / larger
English > let out: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningExpress audibly; utter sounds / sounds (not necessarily words / words).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"She let out a big heavy sigh"
Synonymsutter, emit, let loose
Narrowerbarkmake barking sounds
bellow, roarmake a loud noise, as of animal
bite outUtter
bleat, blate, blat, baacry plaintively
break intoExpress or utter spontaneously
cacklesquawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
callUtter in a loud voice or announce
callUtter a characteristic note or cry
cawUtter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens
chirrmake a vibrant noise, of grasshoppers or cicadas
chorusUtter in unison
churr, whirrmake a vibrant sound, as of some birds
cluck, click, clackmake a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
coocry softly, as of pigeons
croak, cronkUtter a hoarse sound, like a raven
crowExpress pleasure verbally
crowUtter shrill sounds
cryUtter a characteristic sound
deliverUtter (an exclamation, noise, etc.)
gargleUtter with gargling or burbling sounds
gibberchatter inarticulately
giveemit or utter
gobblemake a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys
groan, moanIndicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure
grumble, growl, rumbleTo utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
gruntissue a grunting, low, animal-like noise
gurgleUtter with a gurgling sound
hawUtter 'haw'
heaveUtter a sound, as with obvious effort
hee-haw, braybraying characteristic of donkeys
hemUtter 'hem' or 'ahem'
hiss, siss, sizz, sibilatemake a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
honk, cronkcry like a goose
hootTo utter a loud clamorous shout
hootUtter the characteristic sound of owls
howl, wrawl, yammer, yowlcry loudly, as of animals
liftmake audible
meow, mewcry like a cat
mewUtter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls
miaou, miaowmake a cat-like sound
moo, lowmake a low noise, characteristic of bovines
nasalespeak in a nasal voice
neigh, nicker, whicker, whinnyMake a characteristic sound, of a horse
pantUtter while panting, as if out of breath
peep, cheep, chirp, chirrupmake high-pitched sounds
quackUtter quacking noises
repeat, echoTo say / say again or imitate
shootUtter fast and forcefully
shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squallUtter a sudden loud cry
sibilateUtter a sibilant
sighUtter with a sigh
singTo make melodious sounds
smackPress (the lips) together and open (the lips) noisily, as in eating
snortIndicate contempt / contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose
spit, spit outUtter with anger or contempt / contempt
sputter, splutterUtter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage / rage
squeal, oinkUtter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
troatemit a cry intended to attract other animals
trumpetUtter in trumpet-like sounds
tsk, tut, tut-tutUtter 'tsk,' 'tut,' or 'tut-tut,' as in disapproval
volleyUtter rapidly
wolf-whistlewhistle or howl approvingly at a female, of males
Spanishemitir sonidos, emitir
Catalanemetre sons
English > let out: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningMake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsunwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, uncover
Cause tobreak, get out, get aroundBe released or become known
Entailed bysell someone outGive information that compromises others
Narrowerbetray, bewrayreveal unintentionally
blackwashBring (information) out of concealment
blowCause to be revealed and jeopardized
come out of the closet, out, come outTo state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
confidereveal in private
leaktell anonymously
muckrakeexplore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures
outreveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
revealdisclose directly or through prophets
spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab outdivulge confidential information or secrets
springproduce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly / unexpectedly
BroadertellLet something be known
Similar tobreak, get out, get aroundBe released or become known
Spanishdeclarar, descubrir, desvelar, divulgar, exponer, manifestar, revelar
Catalandeclarar, desvelar, divulgar, manifestar, revelar
English > let out: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningbring out of a specific state.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymbring out
Broaderlet go of, let go, release, relinquishRelease, as from one's grip
English > let out: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake (clothes) larger / larger.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
Broaderchange, alter, varyBecome different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics / characteristics or essence
Oppositetake inmake (clothes) smaller
Spanishampliar, ensanchar
Catalanampliar, eixamplar-se, eixamplar

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