Definition of Let Alone in English :

Define Let Alone in English

Let Alone meaning in English

Meaning of Let Alone in English

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Let Alone pronunciation in English

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Let Alone

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1. let alone, not to mention

much less

Example Sentences:
'she can't boil potatoes, let alone cook a meal'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Let Alone

see synonyms of let alone
much less; not to mention
he can't afford beer, let alone whisky
a. (conjunction)
much less; not to mention
I can't afford wine, let alone champagne
b.  let be
to refrain from annoying or interfering with
let the poor cat alone

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

Let Alone

see synonyms of let alone
to refrain from bothering or interfering with
: also leave alone
not to speak of
we hadn't a dime, let alone a dollar
see let1 (sense 1)above & see the phrase under alone

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Let Alone

see synonyms of let alone
v. left (lĕft), leav·ing, leaves
1. To go out of or away from: not allowed to leave the room.
a. To go without taking or removing: left my book on the bus.
b. To omit or exclude: left out the funniest part of the story.
3. To have as a result, consequence, or remainder: The car left a trail of exhaust fumes. Two from eight leaves six.
4. To cause or allow to be or remain in a specified state: left the lights on.
a. To have remaining after death: left a young son.
b. To bequeath: left her money to charity.
6. To give over to another to control or act on: Leave all the details to us.
a. To abandon or forsake: leave home; left her husband.
b. To remove oneself from association with or participation in: left the navy for civilian life.
a. To give or deposit, as for use or information, upon one's departure or in one's absence: He left a note for you. Leave your name and address.
b. To cause or permit to be or remain: left myself plenty of time.
9. Nonstandard To allow or permit; let.
To set out or depart; go: When can you leave?
v. let, let·ting, lets
1. To give permission or opportunity to; allow: I let them borrow the car. The inheritance let us finally buy a house. See Usage Note at leave1.
2. To cause to; make: Let the news be known.
a. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a command, request, or proposal: Let's finish the job! Let x equal y.
b. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a warning or threat: Just let her try!
4. To permit to enter, proceed, or depart: let the dog in.
5. To release from or as if from confinement: let the air out of the balloon; let out a yelp.
6. To rent or lease: let rooms.
7. To award, especially after bids have been submitted: let the construction job to a new firm.
1. To become rented or leased.
2. To be or become assigned, as to a contractor.

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