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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 That technology is so outdated now that we should really cut it loose.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 SPURNED lover cut loose a PS450,000 motor boat after he caught his young girlfriend "having sex" with the millionaire owner, a court heard yesterday.
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Now rated 107, it would be a bit of a shock if Roger Varian's inmate did not cut loose once again.
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Airfield Paudie took a few races to click into action, but he really has the bit between his teeth at present and it will take something special from one of the others to stop him should he cut loose early.
Now, Abe needs to admit his mistakes to the government and people of China, cut loose from the past and make a new start," he said.
Any worries that Sabbath wouldn't cut it on this tour without original drummer Bill Ward were dispelled within minutes when his replacement, Tommy Clufetos, cut loose with some outrageous fills.
The Webb restricted Dunchurch to a lone Andrew Gilroy goal in the first half, but Jacob Bryan, Nick Matthews and Adam Treacy cut loose in the early stages of the second period to set up a comfortable success.
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But Blake did admit he believes the sale, estimated at pounds 1.5m, to be a cost cutting exercise to cut loose one of City's higher earners.
The am-dram company, which was formed in 1957, cut loose with a lively musical full of eye-boggling dance routines and those trademark catchy tunes.
DANIEL RADCLIFFE has confessed he feels ''cut loose" from the role of Harry Potter, as he can choose to accept any film part he wants.
The Kangaroos rugby league led only 8-0 at halftime but cut loose after the break with six second-half tries to book their place in the Elland Road decider.