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Noun: letup  'let,úp
  1. A pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
    "there was never a letup in the noise";
    - lull
Verb: let up
  1. Become less in amount or intensity
    "The rain let up after a few hours";
    - abate, slack off, slack, die away
     
  2. Reduce pressure or intensity
    "he let up the gas pedal and the car slowed down";
    - ease up, ease off

Derived forms: letups, lets up, let up, letting up

Type of: alter, break, change, decrease, diminish, fall, intermission, interruption, lessen, modify, pause, suspension