cut loose from

cut (someone or something) loose from (something)

1. To free or remove someone or something from something, often by literally cutting. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cut" and "loose." Luckily, the rescue crew was able to cut the girl loose from her wrecked car and save her life. When the hook got caught, we had to cut it loose from the net.
2. To remove someone from a group or organization of some kind. We had to cut Greg loose from the study group—he just wasn't doing the work. We've had to cut a few people loose from the staff this year to reduce costs.
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cut someone or something loose from something

to sever the connection between people or things, in any combination. Wally cut the child loose from the tree where his playmates had tied him up. I cut the cord loose from the anchor by mistake.
See also: cut, 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 ?
Ere the squall came close to, the other boats had cut loose from their fish and returned to the ship in good time.
Mnemic homophony gives us, without the addition of other processes of thought, a picture of our friend X which is in a certain sense abstract, not the concrete in any one situation, but X cut loose from any particular point of time.
As soon as the last good-bys were said, and the steamer had cut loose from the wharf, the load of care, anxiety, and responsibility which I had carried for eighteen years began to lift itself from my shoulders at the rate, it seemed to me, of a pound a minute.
Morales, this year's Ronda Pilipinas champion, cut loose from the peloton early with six other riders before bolting out of the lead pack in the 20-minute mark.
His first objective is to cut loose from the pack and hope things did get messy in behind.
Cut loose from the pressure of fronting a cult band, Reznor is coming into his own as a composer - this soundtrack is his most ambitious yet, if not the creepiest.
One reason may well be that people sense that our world has cut loose from its moorings in Christian values and in a belief in a good God.
The duo insisted that the 2005 edition will go ahead even if they are cut loose from Telefilm and SODEC funding.
Cut loose from the fabric of time by his experience of the allied bombing of Dresden in World War II, Pilgrim flashes to different moments of his life and queries imaginary aliens about the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life.
The 40-foot barge had been cut loose from its moorings near O'Dwyer Bridge on the River Abbey in Limerick City.
Like those other two milieus, the post-Great War Britain of ``Heartbreak House'' is a ship cut loose from its spiritual moorings, listing aimlessly between an apocalyptic past and an overcast future.
Cut loose from social value and self-improvement, Verburg and Moore's rest becomes mysterious and beautiful, the most ordinary thing in the world and the last thing we'd be caught doing in public.
The crisis is over now, the economy is booming, and it is time retailers are cut loose from what amounts to an interest-free loan to the state.
Climber George Oconer cut loose from the speeding pack in the final 11 kilometers to rule the qualifying race of the 2017 LBC Ronda Pilipinas yesterday.
On Wednesday, millions of pager users found themselves suddenly cut loose from their electronic tethers, as a straying satellite silenced their beepers, forced radio stations off the air, disrupted businesses and disabled some credit card machines.