let down

Primary Meanings of let down

1.
v
move something or somebody to a lower position
2.
v
fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
Full Definitions of let down
1

v move something or somebody to a lower position

Synonyms:
bring down, get down, lower, take down
Antonyms:
bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
raise from a lower to a higher position
Types:
show 4 types...
hide 4 types...
reef
lower and bring partially inboard
depress
lower (prices or markets)
dip
lower briefly
incline
lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
2

v fail to meet the hopes or expectations of

Synonyms:
disappoint
Types:
betray, fail
disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake
come short, fall short
fail to meet (expectations or standards)
disenchant, disillusion
free from enchantment
Type of:
baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.