let down


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let down

1. the gliding descent of an aircraft in preparation for landing
2. the release of milk from the mammary glands following stimulation by the hormone oxytocin
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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.
So the Doctor brought the ship as close as he could and let down the anchor.
They made signs for me to come down from the rock, and go towards the shore, which I accordingly did; and the flying island being raised to a convenient height, the verge directly over me, a chain was let down from the lowest gallery, with a seat fastened to the bottom, to which I fixed myself, and was drawn up by pulleys.
Indeed, the nets are let down for several hours, and enclose in their meshes an infinite variety.
Peter saw the vision of the beasts let down in a sheet when he lay upon the roof of Simon the Tanner's house.
Those who depend on the trains to get around are being let down on a daily basis.
It has been let down in the past by poor management, especially at the federation level.
He said: "They have let down renters, let down people on Universal Credit, let down older people receiving social care, betrayed the Windrush generation and done nothing to tackle the climate emergency.
Many believe the combination of the early fan-zone closures and fans let down by ticket agencies is a recipe for disaster.
Her daughter Kathryn Bretton said: "My mother was let down. She walked into the home talking and able to feed herself."