turn (someone or something) loose

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turn (someone or something) loose

To release or discharge someone or something, as from confinement. Due to a lack of evidence, the suspects were turned loose by police. Samantha was suspended for turning mice loose throughout the school.
See also: loose, turn
References in classic literature ?
The superman manipulated the strings, and when robbery of the workers became too slow or monotonous, they turned loose and robbed one another.
Mate and captain carried automatics in their belts, and with these they turned loose, shooting away clip after clip to the breathless admiration of the blacks for such marvellous rapidity of fire.
Strong enough themselves to weather the storm that was largely their own brewing, they turned loose and plundered the wrecks that floated about them.
When his master had gone out, White Fang turned loose and tore around the pen, trying to get at the men outside.
Then a wolf-dog was brought--hyaenadon Perry called it--and turned loose with us inside the circle.
eventually turned loose to prey upon the world as a bootblack or
On the following morning, the horses were turned loose at the peep of day; to slake their thirst, if possible, from the dew collected on the sparse grass, here and there springing up among dry sand-banks.
And now this fear being pretty well removed, by the most absolute promises of indemnity, Partridge again took the bridle from his tongue; which, perhaps, rejoiced no less at regaining its liberty, than a young colt, when the bridle is slipt from his neck, and he is turned loose into the pastures.
I had turned loose into the world a depraved wretch, whose delight was in carnage and misery; had he not murdered my brother?
From it, in ancient times, the Jewish High Priest turned loose the scapegoat and let him flee to the wilderness and bear away his twelve- month load of the sins of the people.
New viruses, worms and malware are constantly being developed and turned loose on potential vulnerabilities in our IT systems.
HUNDREDS of prisoners were turned loose in warravaged Syria yesterday after promising not to upset "national stability".
The most extreme criminals are deported while criminal arrestees not yet convicted are turned loose," he (http://www.
This should empty the desks like a cobra turned loose.
After he was turned loose by ESPN and spent three months as a free agent, firebrand sports media hyphenate Bill Simmons inked a multiyear, multiplatform contract with HBO, which includes hosting a weekly talk show that will begin airing in 2016.