Definition of letup in English:

letup

noun

informal
  • A pause or reduction in the intensity of something dangerous, difficult, or tiring.

    ‘there had been no letup in the eruption’
    • ‘The weather is finally set to clear after more than a week of torrential rain signalling a let-up for those who have been suffering from flooding.’
    • ‘Severe weather caused disruption to travel and sporting fixtures yesterday as the New Year got off to a damp start and forecasters predicted no let-up for the next 24 hours.’
    • ‘Media stocks were some of the heaviest fallers after publisher Pearson frayed nerves as it warned there was little sign of a let-up in the tough advertising conditions.’
    • ‘Arctic temperatures saw the big chill remain in York and North Yorkshire again today - but forecasters have said a brief let-up to the cold snap is in sight.’
    • ‘The pace of the novel is simply breathtaking, with no let-up between one earth shattering event and the next.’
    • ‘Residents of Malton and Norton were today bracing themselves for more flooding after Environment Agency chiefs forecast no let-up in rising water levels until lunchtime today.’
    • ‘‘There never seems to be any let-up,’ he said on Wednesday.’
    • ‘‘There was no let-up in our defensive effort today,’ he said.’
    • ‘Deals remain very much on the agenda across the market as a whole, with private equity firms showing no let-up in their desire to splash the cash - particularly in the retail sector.’
    • ‘Most agents agree that a let-up in prices was inevitable as properties had been achieving comparatively high prices under the hammer.’
    • ‘Although general house price inflation is experiencing a downturn after several years of rapidly escalating prices, there has been no let-up among the most expensive properties.’
    • ‘In 1995 there were 17 hurricanes, the highest in any year since 1933, and, Smith argues, there has been little let-up ever since.’
    • ‘There was a 70 percent chance of rain today, with a slight let-up on Saturday morning, but thunderstorms were expected later.’
    • ‘Time is running out for Srichaphan, with Agassi showing no signs of a let-up in the barrage of winners.’
    • ‘Millions of the company's shares were traded last week and there is no sign of a let-up.’
    • ‘As the crime wave continues with little let-up in the senseless bloodletting that has engulfed the country, many people are politicising the issue.’
    • ‘The NCH has seen some marvellous choral events in recent months, and there's no sign of a let-up just yet.’
    • ‘Police chiefs have warned there will be no let-up in the fight to rid Doncaster's prisons of drugs after an operation caught visitors trying to smuggle controlled substances to inmates.’
    • ‘The big freeze went on today with no sign of a let-up - and with the added hazard of gales.’
    • ‘The United Nations says that Afghanistan is the world's most prolific producer of heroin and that there's no let-up in sight.’
    abatement, lessening, decrease, diminishing, diminution, subsidence, moderation, decline, relenting, remission, slackening, weakening, relaxation, dying down, easing off, tailing off, tapering off, dropping away, dropping off, ebbing, waning, dwindling
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Pronunciation

letup

/ˈlɛdˌəp//ˈledˌəp/