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let go

  
      vi  
   (=release one's grip)   lâcher prise  
→ I told him to let go but he kept holding on.        
to let go of sb/sth      lâcher qn/qch  
→ He let go of Beynon's hand.        
He let go of my arm.      Il lâcha mon bras.  
     (fig)  
to let go of sth        [+feeling, attitude]   s'affranchir de qch  
→ `Let go of your past," he whispered to me.        
→ Or I could just let go of my fear and start to relax ...        
→ She found it quite hard to let go of her feelings of envy.        
      vt  
     (physically)    (=release hold on)  
  [+person]  
lâcher  
Let me go!      Lâche-moi!  
   (=release)  
  [+prisoner, captive]  
relâcher  
→ They held him for three hours and they let him go.        
   (=make redundant)  
  [+employee]  
laisser partir, se séparer de  
We had to let him go.      Nous avons dû nous séparer de lui.  
   to let o.s. go      (=relax)   se laisser aller  
→ I let myself go with her more completely than I've ever done before.        
→ Stop worrying about what you're feeling. Let yourself go.        
   to let o.s. go      (=not take care of oneself, one's looks)   se laisser aller  
→ You look awful. You've let yourself go since Jean died.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
See also:

let, let in, let down, let down

be let go v.
être renvoyé ; être libéré

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
exp.
s'affranchir de qch
exp.
lâcher qn/qch
exp.
Il lâcha mon bras.
exp.
1. il a été remercié ; il a été démis de ses fonctions ; il a été renvoyé 2. on l'a laissé partir ; il a été libéré
adv.
allons-y.
adv.
allons-y !
exp.
Lâche-moi!
exp.
ne me laisse jamais partir ; reste toujours auprès de moi
exp.
allons-y!
adv.
Alors allons-y.
exp.
Si on allait danser?
exp.
revenons à
exp.
On partage.
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'let go' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
let go
v.
let go
v.
let go
[Fig.] n'en démordre pas = don't let it go
v.
let hair down ; let go of hair
Je me suis lâché les cheveux = I let my hair down = I let go of my hair
exp.
He didn't let go of my hand.
vt.
1) let go (vt), 2) let go (pass.)
v.
1. condone ; let go 2. let it happen 3. let ... do
1. tolérer 2. ne pas agir 3. laisser une personne faire qqch
exp.
let go ; forget (about) it ; drop it
= laisse tomber, laisse béton.
v.
let go of ; release (vt.) ; leave (vt.) ; break (vi.)
exp.
to be let go
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