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What is another word for letting up?

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Present participle for to relax one's efforts
“I hope they take careful note of the fact that we are not going to let up on this problem.”
Present participle for to pause take a break from doing something
“McCain would temporarily let up in his criticism of his opponent, but he exercised no restraint on Thursday.”
Present participle for to draw to an end or close
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“The rain would let up for a while, but then the skies would darken again, and the downpour would start anew.”
Present participle for to treat in a more lenient manner
“Now, that he's participated in a debate, and the reviews ranged from pretty good to OK, do you think they'll let up on him at all?”
Present participle for to diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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“The cold weather in the state had not let up one bit.”
Present participle for stop
Present participle for to make or become less taut or tight
Present participle for to cause to slow down or stop, especially a moving vehicle
The action of making a rule or restriction less strict
An instance or example of becoming smaller or fewer
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