let off

let off
let off [sth.] fare esplodere [bomb]; sparare un colpo di [gun]; let [sb.] off
1) BE scol. fare uscire [pupils]
2) (excuse)

to let sb. off — esentare o esonerare qcn. da [homework]

3) (leave unpunished) lasciare andare [culprit]

to be let off with — cavarsela con [fine, caution]

to let sb. off lightly — chiudere un occhio o essere clemente con qcn

* * *
1) (to fire (a gun) or cause (a firework etc) to explode: He let the gun off accidentally.) (sparare un colpo di), (far esplodere)
2) (to allow to go without punishment etc: The policeman let him off (with a warning).) lasciare andare/libero
* * *
vt + adv
1) (explode) far esplodere, (fireworks) accendere, lasciar partire, (smell etc) emettere

to let off steam fig fam — sfogarsi, scaricarsi

2) (allow to go) lasciar andare or uscire, (not punish) non punire

to let sb off lightly — non calcare la mano nel punire qn

to let sb off with a warning — limitarsi ad ammonire qn

3) (subj: taxi driver, bus driver) far scendere
* * *
let off [sth.] fare esplodere [bomb]; sparare un colpo di [gun]; let [sb.] off
1) BE scol. fare uscire [pupils]
2) (excuse)

to let sb. off — esentare o esonerare qcn. da [homework]

3) (leave unpunished) lasciare andare [culprit]

to be let off with — cavarsela con [fine, caution]

to let sb. off lightly — chiudere un occhio o essere clemente con qcn


English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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