break loose from (something)

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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.
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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.
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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Davao Occidental is tracking down a boat that broke loose from its anchorage in the waters off Barangay Kitayo, Jose Abad Santos as strong winds spawned by Tropical Storm Falcon battered the area on Monday.
Prasad was sipping tea seated on the dais when the fan broke loose from the ceiling and fell down, touching his hands.
The McVitie's digestives broke loose from lorries aboard the Riverdance, which ran aground in a 60mph gale.
Back came Shorts and after King missed two chances, one a great save by Gerard Murphy, they pulled level when Craig McCormick reacted first after the ball broke loose from a free-kick in injury time.
Dinner lady Sylvia Norburn is still poorly but stable in Walsgrave Hospital after being hit by a trailer that broke loose from a van and pinned her to the fence of Moat House Primary School in Wood End.
In Toledo, Ohio, less than a decade ago a steel coil broke loose from the flatbed trailer that was hauling it, killing a trailing motorist.
A large bank of lights broke loose from its mooring and crashed down narrowly missing the heads of the interviewees.
Despite the sensational claims of its advertising, Lorillard's Micronite filter only made the problem worse: Tiny, shard-like asbestos fibers broke loose from the filter and were sucked into Kent smokers' lungs carrying particles of tars and nicotine.
Wright was the decisive factor, especially in the fourth quarter, as Jordan broke loose from the 58-58 deadlock to notch their first win in this four-day competition being held to mark the 40th UAE National Day celebrations.
DINNER lady Sylvia Norburn is still in critical condition after being hit by a trailer which broke loose from a van and pinned her to the fence of Moat House Primary School in Wood End, Coventry.
Bosses at Melrose Golf Club, in the Borders, were helpless as seven horses broke loose from a nearby farm and ran amok during an over-60s golf session.
Sylvia Norburn, aged 61, of Monkswood Crescent, Henley Green, Coventry, was taken to Walsgrave Hospital after being hit by a trailer which broke loose from a van and pinned her to the fence of Moat House Primary School in Wood End.