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Definition of let down:

  1. To defeat of expectation or hope; to hinder from the attainment of that which was expected, hoped, or desired; to balk; as, a man is disappointed of his hopes or expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions, expectations, or plans are disappointed; a bad season disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints an enemy of his spoil.

Synonyms:

set out, advise, let, scale back, bring down, mess up, mend, dismay, thin, put down, brief, demean, discourage, commence, frown, take in, throttle, miss, note, overthrow, begin, cheat, alter, foul up, swallow, embroider, set about, stumble, give someone to understand (that), start, land, slip up, dismount, unhorse, dismantle, relay, disadvantage, shrink, light, dispirit, drop, plummet, stitch, constrict, divulge, pin up, write down, blunder, cut back, count against, start out, disgrace, come down, embarrass, bring up against, go down, subvert, let out, demoralize, report, throw/pour cold water on something, cut down, tack, set down, demoralise, hold back, turn up, lose your balance/footing, descend, trim, cast a shadow over something, cut, level, err, impose, sew, trip up, deject, plague, dash someone's hopes, reduce, get down, disappoint, dissatisfy, cast down, lower, pull down, visit, degrade, let someone know, glower, overturn, raze, trim down, plunge, fall, condense, wear down, tear down, get off, deliver, fall short, get, burden, trim back, point out, shrivel, depress, compact, take down, tell, turn down, dwarf, inflict, slip, lour, rase, inhibit.