break loose from

break loose from (something)

To physically separate from something. This phrase can be applied to both people and things. I had to chase my dog down the street after he broke loose from the leash during our walk. Those bricks in the yard must have broken loose from the chimney.
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break something loose from something

to loosen a part of something; to loosen and remove a part of something. The mechanic broke the strap loose from the tailpipe. The bracket was broken loose from the wall.
See also: break, loose

break/cut/tear (something) ˈloose from somebody/something

separate yourself or somebody/something from a group of people or their influence, etc: The organization broke loose from its sponsors.He cut himself loose from his family.
References in classic literature ?
She could not even break loose from culture, and her time was wasted by concerts which it would be a sin to miss, and invitations which it would never do to refuse.
Happily no other harm was done than wounding one mule, and causing several horses to break loose from their pickets.
If you don't, the cable could break loose from the THOR III's J5 connector.
It reportedly will cost Sanders millions of dollars to break loose from the Lions, who have him contractually in their clutches through 2002.
Icebergs are large chunks of ice that break loose from glaciers (rivers of ice).
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says Muro must pay to remove about four boulders - one the size of a Volkswagen - that threaten to break loose from a hillside perch and smash two houses beneath.