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I yelled Let go! to my son while he was pulling his sister's arm. My husband says it's incorrect. I have no idea. Is it correct?

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perhaps this is general reference? – Cameron May 19 '12 at 6:37
google.com/search?q=define+"let go" – Kris May 19 '12 at 6:47
GR Voting to close. – Kris May 19 '12 at 6:48
Did your husband give any reason why it sounded incorrect to him? Does he think it should be 'Let go of her!' or something else? – Mitch May 19 '12 at 17:18
Yes he said it was incorrect because it was incomplete. – Elizabeth May 20 '12 at 10:31

Well, it's in the OED (1973 edition).

22 Let go

a trans. To allow to escape; to set at liberty; to lose one's hold of; to relax (one's hold); to drop (an anchor).


b intr. = to let go one's hold.


I'm afraid your husband is incorrect.

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To let go is to stop holding something. One can say

Let go of her arm!

or simply

Let go!

for short.

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