let down

let down  {v. phr.}
1. To allow to descend; lower.
Harry let the chain saw down on a rope and then climbed down himself.
2. To relax; stop trying so hard; take it easy.
The horse let down near the end of the race and lost.
The team let down in the fourth quarter because they were far ahead.
Compare: LET GO.
3. To fail to do as well as (someone) expected; disappoint.
The team felt they had let the coach down.

DEPECHE MODE LYRICS
"Never Let Me Down Again"
I'm taking a ride
With my best friend
I hope he never lets me down again
He knows where he's taking me
Taking me where I want to be
I'm taking a ride
With my best friend
We're watching the world pass us by
Never want to come down
I'm taking a ride
With my best friend
I hope he never lets me down again
Promises me I'm safe as houses
I hope he never lets me down again
Never let me down
See the stars, they're shining bright
Everything's alright tonight

Categories: verb

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