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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On the pavement they make it very difficult for pedestrians who often have to step onto the road to let them past.
Lorries usually leave the distribution centres between 9pm and 2am but farmers would not let them past.
One or two have tried to come upsides him but he won't let them past.
It seemed that all around us these guys were taking it in turns to get up and go to the bar and bring back four bottles of beer.We constantly had to stand up and let them past, or the ones in front of us would be standing up and doing the same, sowe weren't able towatch the concert without constant interruption.
"I stepped aside to let them past me but then I felt the bag being pulled.
"I respect them, but just because I respect someone it doesn't mean I will let them past me.
"They were trying to push past me to get into the living room shouting 'We're not frightened of you or the police,' but I wouldn't let them past me.
It helped Jim Crowley to get the rail, and the horse refused to let them past."
They said they would let them past if they could look in the boot and walked to the rear of the car.