let someone alone

let someone alone
let (someone) alone to not annoy or interrupt someone.

I tried to keep my promise not to call her, to let her alone to think, but finally I needed to talk to her.


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  • let someone alone — leave/let/someone alone phrase to stop annoying or criticizing someone I wish they’d just leave me alone. You let Peter alone. He’s not done anyone any harm. Thesaurus: to stop criticizingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave someone alone — leave/let/someone alone phrase to stop annoying or criticizing someone I wish they’d just leave me alone. You let Peter alone. He’s not done anyone any harm. Thesaurus: to stop criticizingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • let someone/something alone — see alone …   Useful english dictionary

  • let alone — let (someone) alone to not annoy or interrupt someone. I tried to keep my promise not to call her, to let her alone to think, but finally I needed to talk to her …   New idioms dictionary

  • let — I. /lɛt / (say let) verb (let, letting) –verb (t) 1. to allow or permit. 2. to allow to pass, go, or come. 3. to cause or allow to escape. 4. Also, let out. to grant the occupancy or use of (land, buildings, rooms, space, etc., or moveable… …  

  • alone */*/*/ — UK [əˈləʊn] / US [əˈloʊn] adjective, adverb Summary: Alone can be used in the following ways: as an adjective (never before a noun): I was alone in the house. as an adverb: Kim prefers to travel alone. ♦ He alone knows where the files are hidden …   English dictionary

  • alone — a|lone [ ə loun ] function word *** Alone can be used in the following ways: as an adjective (never before a noun): I was alone in the house. as an adverb: Kim prefers to travel alone. He alone knows where the files are hidden. 1. ) without… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • let — let1 [let] vt. let, letting [ME leten < OE lætan, to leave behind, akin to Ger lassen < IE * lēd < base * lēi , to neglect, leave behind > LATE, L letum, death] 1. to leave; forsake; abandon: now only in phrases let alone or let be or …   English World dictionary

  • let — 1 /let/ verb past tense and past participle letpresent participle letting 1 ALLOW (transitive not in passive) a) to allow someone to do something: I wanted to go out but my Dad wouldn t let me. | let sb do sth: She won t let her children play by… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • let — let1 [ let ] (past tense and past participle let) verb *** ▸ 1 allow ▸ 2 for showing anger etc. ▸ 3 for giving order ▸ 4 rent room/house/etc. ▸ 5 in mathematics ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive to allow something to happen: let someone/something do… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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