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Related to letup: in earnest, caught up with


1. A reduction in pace, force, or intensity; a slowdown.
2. A temporary stop; a pause.



cessation; pause; relief.
[1835–45, Amer.]
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Noun1.letup - a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise"
pause, suspension, intermission, interruption, break - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something


The act or process of becoming less active or intense:
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President Duterte on Tuesday railed at extremist groups in Marawi for allowing themselves to be taken in by the foreign ideology of the Islamic State, which is now destroying the country, and said there would be no letup in the war with them.
Contrary to what some people thought, there was no letup in the reunification process, UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide said on Thursday, rejecting suggestions that the talks had stalled.
THERE is no sign of a letup in the current bad weather as warnings for wind and rain have been issued for the next few days and the weekend.
GIANTS head coach Paul Anderson has promised there will be no Super 8s letup from the Giants, whatever the result of tonight's Castleford v St Helens clash.
Major cities have been facing up to 12-hour loadshedding with no letup in the hot weather.
Executives say they do not see a letup in the poor market conditions that have persisted all year.
But according to Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), there has been no letup in the torrid pace of private nonresidential spending growth.
It's bad enough that triple-digit temperatures have scorched the San Fernando Valley for 12 days with no letup expected through the weekend.
Rejecting the 'so-called political solution,' the urban guerrilla must become more aggressive and violent, resorting without letup to sabotage, terrorism, expropriations, assaults, kidnappings, and executions, heightening the disastrous situation in which the government must act.