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Synonyms for let down

move something or somebody to a lower position

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Then he went into the field, and hid himself in a bush by the meadow's side; and he soon saw with his own eyes how they drove the flock of geese; and how, after a little time, she let down her hair that glittered in the sun.
Down they charged after them, but the outlaws made good their lead, and soon got through the gate and over the bridge which had been let down by Arthur-a-Bland.
Directly the same hands let down the filled pail and he left.
They tied the sea-wood, they let down their shirts of mail, their war-weeds.
Pollyanna herself came out of it with radiant smiles and a heart content; for, as she expressed it to one of the clerks: "When you haven't had anybody but missionary barrels and Ladies' Aiders to dress you, it IS perfectly lovely to just walk right in and buy clothes that are brand-new, and that don't have to be tucked up or let down because they don't fit
Slowly he let down the scabbard on the floor, lest it should make too much noise, and then said sternly,--
Immediately the window was opened and a ladder of rope was let down from it.
Let us first find out where we are," said Barbicane, "and let down this panel.
Often, nevertheless, more from caprice than necessity, she demanded to be taken up in arms; but was soon as imperious to he let down again, and frisked onward before Hester the grassy pathway, with many a harmless trip and tumble.
That'll give you two more dresses, with plenty for new sleeves, and to patch and let down with, an' be more economical.
In conversation of this kind they passed a good part of the night, but Sancho felt a desire to let down the curtains of his eyes, as he used to say when he wanted to go to sleep; and stripping Dapple he left him at liberty to graze his fill.
Yes, and her petticoat; I hope you saw her petticoat, six inches deep in mud, I am absolutely certain; and the gown which had been let down to hide it not doing its office.
and a wolly-wou, pully-wou," and then wid that he shoved up his two shoulders till the divil the bit of his hid was to be diskivered, and then he let down the two corners of his purraty-trap, and thin not a haporth more of the satisfaction could I git out o' the spalpeen.
The bed might have been let down by some artificial means?
The bed was tilted against the wall by day, and let down at 6:30, when it filled nearly half the room; and all the boys slept in it, except Michael, lying like sardines in a tin.