Phrasal verbs - Meaning of let off

Phrasal verbs

What does let off mean?

Here is the meaning of let off with examples:

"let off"


1. To cause to explode or come out.
2. To forgive and not punish.


Check the phrasal verb let off in a sentence:

1. It is a surprise that the resistants have not already let off a bomb in the building.
2. The judge let the teenager off when in theory she could have sentenced him to pay a fine.

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