Phrasal Verbs with Let, Meanings and Example Sentences in English

Phrasal Verbs with Let, Meanings and Example Sentences in English

Phrasal Verbs

It is generally used with a verb, an adverb, or a preposition. An adverb or preposition added to the main verb changes the meaning of the actual verb, giving it a different meaning. Since it has a different meaning, it becomes an idiomatic verb. For example, if the preposition “up” is added to the verb “give”, we get the idiomatic verb “Give up” and it gains a new meaning regardless of the meaning of the two words that make it up.

Phrasal Verbs are divided into two as “separable” and “inseparable”.

Separable Phrasal Verbs

If a phrasal verb is separable, we can place the object between the main verb and the preposition or add it to the end of the phrasal verb phrase without separating it at all.

Inseparable Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verb type that cannot be placed in the middle of the phrasal verb phrase of the object of the sentence, therefore, must be used side by side and cannot be divided, is called “Inseparable phrasal verbs”. As an example, let’s use the phrasal verb “come across”, which is a combination of the words “come” and “across”, in a few sentences.

Let in

Meaning; to allow sth/sb to enter

Example Sentence; She opened the window to let in some fresh air.


Let into

Meaning; to put into the surface of sth

Example Sentence; A skylight had been let into the roof.


Let in on

Meaning; to allow sb to know sth

Example Sentence; I‘m going to let him in on a little secret.


Let off

Meaning; to allow sb to leave

Example Sentence; They‘ll let you off if you apologize.


Let through

Meaning; to allow to pass

Example Sentence; He was let through to the front of the queue.


Let up

Meaning; to stop or to diminish

Example Sentence; When the rain lets up, you can go to  outside.