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cut (someone or something) loose

1. To end a personal or professional relationship with someone, often abruptly. A: "Wait, they fired you?" B: "Yes! They just cut me loose with no explanation!" If he keeps calling me at all hours of the night, I'm going to have to cut him loose, I mean it!
2. To free or remove someone or something from something, often by literally cutting. Luckily, the rescue crew was able to cut the girl loose from her wrecked car and save her life. When the hook got caught on the net, we had to cut it loose.
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cut loose

1. To behave in a relaxed or uninhibited manner. Come on, we're on vacation—it's time to cut loose!
2. To leave a particular place or area. The robbers cut loose when they heard the approaching sirens.
3. To leave or separate from someone or something. We need to cut loose from that guy before his scandalous behavior becomes public knowledge. Come on, you're 18 now—it's time to cut loose and go to college.
4. To relinquish or release something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cut" and "loose." That technology is so outdated now that we should really cut it loose.
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cut loose

(with something) Go to let go (with something).
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cut loose

1. Speak or act without restraint, as in He cut loose with a string of curses. [Early 1800s]
2. Leave, clear out, as in Let's cut loose right now. [Slang; 1960s]
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cut loose

INFORMAL
1. If someone cuts loose, they start to behave in excited or uncontrolled way. This is the guy who cut loose live on breakfast radio during an outdoor concert at a Brisbane university.
2. If you cut loose, you spend time relaxing and enjoying yourself. We got through to lunch and in the afternoon were able to cut loose.
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cut someone/something loose

COMMON If you cut a person or organization loose, you get rid of them, especially by no longer employing them or controlling them. The company is about to be cut loose from the state on which it has so long depended. He could not believe that the firm he has served for so long would cut him loose. Note: You can also say that a person or an organization cuts loose if they become free from the influence or authority of other people. He's cut loose from this business except, possibly, where James is concerned.
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cut loose

1 distance yourself from a person, group, or system by which you are unduly influenced or on which you are over-dependent. 2 begin to act without restraint. informal
1 1993 Isidore Okpewho Tides When the time comes that I feel my friends are not sufficiently behind me in what I'm trying to do, I'm going to cut loose from them.
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cut loose

in. to let go; to become independent; to grow up and leave home. It was hard to cut loose from home.
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cut loose

To speak or act without restraint: cut loose with a string of curses.
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A band of fourteen dancers revealed themselves from beneath frightful Michael Myers masks to cut loose with high energy and tight technical strength.
At least two investment firms, Merrill Lynch and PaineWebber, are lobbying CEO Lou Gerstner to cut loose IBM'S PC division as a way to raise profits and increase the share price.
Bristol battered away at the Exile's line early on but when that pressure went unrewarded, Irish cut loose.
Partly to finance the Meridien acquisition, Sir Rocco cut loose non-strategic industrial and catering businesses in recent years, though Forte maintains a U.
We decided to cut loose, to go out on our own, to be true entrepreneurs.
Cut loose from social value and self-improvement, Verburg and Moore's rest becomes mysterious and beautiful, the most ordinary thing in the world and the last thing we'd be caught doing in public.
Founded by blacks for blacks three or four generations ago, these summer playgrounds grew out of the realities of segregation, and the desire to cut loose and enjoy time off with family.
Ever trustworthy but never dull, the iconographic brand is planning to cut loose and brew up some fun to commemorate the brand's birthday.
Climber George Oconer cut loose from the speeding pack in the final 11 kilometers to rule the qualifying race of the 2017 LBC Ronda Pilipinas yesterday.
And while anyone with the guts to cut loose and write, produce and sing their own stuff always deserves praise, the end product here sounds as if Joss is stuck in uncertainty about what direction her music should take.
Leicester have cut loose this season, running in 67 tries, nearly double Saracens' tally of 35.
HUDDERSFIELD Town Ladies slipped to a 4-0 defeat at Sheffield after the home side cut loose in the first ten minutes.
And they cut loose in the second period to demolish their Midland Combination hosts, Nick Mensah backing up a double by former Sky Blues apprentice Avon Jephcott.
Hull then cut loose with tries from Cameron Gray (2) and Jeff Peek, plus the conversions by Guy Martinson.
Kallis cut loose before and after tea in Karachi to build on the good work of the top three batsmen and leave the Proteas in a strong position.