set (someone or something) loose

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set (someone or something) loose

To make free or give up control of something or someone; to release or discharge something or someone, as from confinement. Due to a lack of evidence, the suspects were set loose by police. Samantha was suspended for setting mice loose throughout the school.
See also: loose, set
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It looked like they had been cut, probably by whoever was checking the snare in order to set him loose.
20pm most captains would have turned to their opening pair again, but Strauss could see in his first two overs Tremlett was the more dangerous man and set him loose.
Take a hero with the suave smarts of Bond, give him a crack team and really big guns, then set him loose to fight the evils of global terrorism.
Benitez finally set him loose last night and there were flashes of star quality.
So Jesus says to those more accustomed to light and fresh air, "Unbind him, set him loose.
They want to put a gun in his hand and set him loose on a killing spree which would send Molly, Golly and the rest of Glenbogle into seizure.
Someone should give the man a lottery grant and set him loose on that film about Scriabin he's always wanted to make, seeing in the eccentric composer 'a true mystic who many saw as a charlatan'.
But Coleman has set him loose in the centre of midfield and given him the chance to prove he has a left foot as well as a right, and that he can pass the ball as well as cross it.