Definitions starting with L

ID #3183

let

[probably a hypercorrection of make let; cf. SA let to cause to do, to make: translation of Afrikaans laat idem (but cf. Dutch laten let [only])] v. to make (somebody do something); to force: 1918 B'o' Cockero let urn weed all day (Parsons 90). 1978 Do not let me have to visit the graveyard tonight (COB). (Black)

Tags: hypercorrection, verb

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Last update: 2011-06-03 22:40
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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