letup letup  /ˈlɛ ˌtəp/


  • (n) a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished


  1. Until he arrived, many Czechoslovaks had found the sudden letup in Soviet pressure almost too good to be believed.
  2. The anti-junta coalition has vowed no letup in their dissent.
  3. And just as the North Pole was history, it was also routine as the measuring of never-known-before statistics went on without letup.


  1. Dow plunges 353 in second day of sell-off

    NEW YORK – There was no letup in the flight from stocks and bonds Thursday as the Dow Jones ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

  2. The Ticker

    Financial markets extend Fed news slide There was no letup in the flight from stocks and bonds yesterday. Financial markets continued to slide after the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it could start phasing out its bond-buying program later this year. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 353 points, its worst day since November 2011. Facebook unveils video on Instagram Facebook is adding ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. "The operations in Gaza will continue without letup," Olmert told reporters.
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Forbes

  2. "Hardest golf course in the country," Phil Mickelson said, "because it's 7,600 yards at sea level with no bailout on any hole . . . there's no letup."
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Phil Mickelson Source: National Post

  3. "Ten sets of doubles with guys, it seems to me, playing at an unbelievable level and never letting up - especially on serve," Nestor said. "We did a good job fighting both matches and that's why I'm amazed. Both matches there was no letup on...
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Daniel Nestor Source: Canada.com

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