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what's the difference between LET OUT and LET OFF

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    Let out is to free or to release. The dog needed to urinate, so I LET it OUT the door.

    Let off is to excuse from responsibility. Sometimes it is part of a larger phrase "Let off the hook". The boy had already had a hard week and I knew I could take out the trash even though it was his chore, so I LET him OFF the hook.

    "let out" is to release something:

    "I can't open the door. Let me out".
    "The girl let out a scream."
    "Someone let out confidential information to the public."

    "let off" is to forgive someone or make something explode:

    "My boss let me off for being late."
    "Be careful when you let off fireworks."

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