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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I think I've got a lot of stuff to tell them - and the idea of being responsible and setting someone loose in the world sounds really fulfilling.