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cut (someone) loose

To end a 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!
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cut loose

1. To behave in an 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 That technology is so outdated now that we should really cut it loose.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 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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Ansett was cut loose by parent company Air New Zealand on 12 September and placed in voluntary administration.
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.
The Press, of course, fails to mention that it is operated by out-of-state owners who care little, or nothing, about Pittsburgh, as evidenced by their willingness to cut loose their youth carriers, eliminate hundreds of jobs, and refusal to bargain in good faith.
Ever trustworthy but never dull, the iconographic brand is planning to cut loose and brew up some fun to commemorate the brand's birthday.
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.
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.
Zattah Pips hasn't put a foot wrong this term and her powerful finish could make for a thriller, but she will have to come from last to first, something that certainly won't be easy if the selection does cut loose on the first circuit.
Only when a clash of heads left him cut under his left eye did Klitschko cut loose and the Kazakhstan-born winner admitted: "I should have tried that earlier, but it took me time to get my distance and rhythm.
But Christiansen has since been very pleased to see smiles on the faces of those who have cut loose and tapped into their primal roots.