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.
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She knew we'd follow our own instincts--my father wouldn't have had it any other way (nor would she), but what she set us loose with was stories, song and the example of her ability to preside over an antic, slightly unconventional--by conventional British standards--madhouse.