on the loose


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on the loose

running around free. Look out! There is a bear on the loose from the zoo. Most kids enjoy being on the loose when they go to college.
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on the loose

free to move about and dangerous Police warned that a serial killer is on the loose in the northwest.
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on the loose

1. At large, free, as in That dog of theirs is on the loose all the time. [Second half of 1800s]
2. Acting without restraint, as in After the game the players were in town, on the loose. [Mid-1700s]
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on the loose

1. At large; free.
2. Acting in an uninhibited fashion.
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