break loose from (something)

(redirected from broken loose from)

break loose from (something)

To physically separate from something. This phrase can be applied to both people and things. I had to chase my dog down the street after he broke loose from the leash during our walk. Those bricks in the yard must have broken loose from the chimney.
See also: break, loose

break something loose from something

to loosen a part of something; to loosen and remove a part of something. The mechanic broke the strap loose from the tailpipe. The bracket was broken loose from the wall.
See also: break, loose

break/cut/tear (something) ˈloose from somebody/something

separate yourself or somebody/something from a group of people or their influence, etc: The organization broke loose from its sponsors.He cut himself loose from his family.
References in classic literature ?
As to Henry C-, the next in age and wisdom of our band, he had broken loose from the unyielding rigidity of his family, solidly rooted, if I remember rightly, in a well-to-do London suburb.
Queequeg, said I, let's go; this fellow has broken loose from somewhere; he's talking about something and somebody we don't know.
In the case of General Eisenhower's 1952 election, "the returns indicated that one of the staunchest Democratic constituencies [Catholics] had broken loose from its moorings" (120).
We've already broken loose from the stranglehold of the two-party duopoly, and the sooner other progressives join us, the better.