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What is another word for letting up?

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Verb
Present participle for to relax one's efforts
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“I hope they take careful note of the fact that we are not going to let up on this problem.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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?”
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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.”
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Present participle for stop
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Present participle for to make or become less taut or tight
Verb
Present participle for to cause to slow down or stop, especially a moving vehicle
Noun
The action of making a rule or restriction less strict
Noun
An instance or example of becoming smaller or fewer
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