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 ?
Son, ain't you afraid to be turning loose such information?
The police had broken countless heads with their riot clubs; and the death list had been augmented by the turning loose of a machine-gun on the strikers from the barns of the Marsden Special Delivery Company.
Doherty wasted no time turning loose its collection of stellar athletes.
Reperfusion re-invigorates production of free radicals and reactive oxygen species that attack and damage cells, exacerbating inflammation, turning loose white blood cells to attack otherwise salvageable cells and maybe even inducing potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmias.
Perhaps it's her description of a people "deeply humiliated" following the reining in of their bishops which foreshadowed a turning loose in the United States of those with quite the opposite vision that best puts in words how some of us feel today about our own episcopal leadership.
A buyout can prevent you from turning loose a coach that you don't think is not meeting his standards.
He ripped 'era a new one for the quality control in those days and they responded by upping the ante and turning loose new guns that were better and more exciting.
Adams doesn't have the luxury of turning loose batters capable of changing the momentum of a game with one swing.
We are all looking for a unifying theme that might funnel all these different models into a common death pathway," says Hockenbery, He and his co-workers speculate that - no matter what the specific death signal or cell type - once a cell is bent on dying, it does so via free radicals, turning loose a chain of ruinous chemical reactions that bcl-2 can counter.
Given the rapid and technical nature of modern warfare and the problems of transporting and housing the press, turning loose up to 1,600 news staffers in a war zone is not doable, he said.
If we get a punk president, he needs reigning in, not turning loose.
The Pergo Web site represents what Primix can accomplish by turning loose a tremendously talented group of technologically astute, strategic, creative and experienced professionals who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to their customer, with the sole focus on helping that customer achieve true business results.