let on

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to tell)
a. contar
We're not letting on to Jim that we're buying him a new car.No le contamos a Jim que vamos a comprarle un carro nuevo.
b. decir
If Ralph knew that Patty was pregnant, he didn't let on.Si Ralph sabía que Patty estaba embarazada, no lo dijo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to convey)
a. insinuar
Don't trust her. She's not as innocent as she likes to let on.No confíes en ella. No es tan inocente como insinúa.
b. aparentar
Marcelo lets on that he's my friend, but he has hidden motives.Marcelo aparenta ser un amigo, pero tiene segundas intenciones.
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let on
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (colloquial)
don't l on that I was thereno digas que estuve allí
he was more ill than he let onestaba más enfermo de lo que decía
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let on
he's not letting on no dice nada
I won't let on
don't let on! ¡no digas nada!; ¡no te vayas de la lengua! (informal)
if she suspected anything she never let on
don't let on (to her) about what they did no (le) digas lo que hicieron
they knew the answer but they didn't let on to let on [to] sb about sth if she was depressed she never let on to him about it
transitive verb
to let on that
(reveal) decir que
she didn't let on that she'd seen me no dijo que me había visto
He certainly couldn't let on that he knew anything about the missing tape he didn't let on that he was angry to let on [to] sb that I didn't let on to Nigel that I had heard anything I couldn't face all the trouble there'd be if I let on to anyone what David was doing
(pretend) fingir que
I let on that the tears in my eyes were because of the onions fingí que las lágrimas que tenía en los ojos se debían a la cebolla
2 (allow on board) dejar subir
the coach driver wouldn't let us on you won't be let on without a boarding pass
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