let (one) past

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let (one) past

To allow one to pass by or around (someone or something). I need to get into the building to retrieve my briefcase—please let me past! I didn't want to drive any faster on the highway, so I moved closer to the curb to let the cars behind me past.
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let someone (get) past

to allow someone to pass; to get out of the way so someone can pass. Please let me get past. I'm in a hurry. Do let me past.
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I pulled over to let him past and he must have easily been going 80mph.
But Rosberg's advantage could have been even greater had the Englishman agreed to let him past with just 20 laps remaining.
I think the problem with Lewis is he expected me to let him past, but I don't think I'm the only person he drove into.
Richard Hammond's monstrous vehicle led to him knocking down overhanging wires and tree branches while one obliging village even dismantled its welcome sign to let him past.
Improving He did it in the manner of so many of the physically and mentally robust members of Bolger's County Carlow stable, claiming the lead on the rail when the weakening Spiritual Star let him past with two furlongs remaining and tigerishly defending his position.
They let him past and then they held me up for the next couple of corners.
"I obviously wanted to make it difficult for him to overtake me and I also showed him clearly that I did not want to let him past, but obviously I did not want to endanger him with my manoeuvre.
One morning I was out walking our dog, when a cyclist demand that I moved on to the road to let him past. How many times do drivers see cyclists riding in the dark with no lights?
"He was trying to get backstage, but security wouldn't let him past. In the end he had to show them a copy of the local paper with his picture in it!"
"It was difficult for me to stay ahead and not let him past, and it was difficult for him to stay behind.
"In the second race I was hounded right through the race by Meadows but there was no way I was going to let him past."
But the police car pulled over to let him past then signalled for him to stop, around 11pm on December 15.
LEWIS: I don't have to let him past, I should be able to take that position back, if he made a mistake.
Hamilton added: "But I knew I had to let him past, and also the team came over the radio and said 'you have to let him past' which I did.