let (someone or something) loose

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let (someone or something) loose

To make free or give up control of something or someone; to release or discharge something or someone, as from confinement. Due to a lack of evidence, the suspects were let loose by police. Samantha was suspended for letting mice loose throughout the school.
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let loose

(with something) Go to let go (with something).
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let ˈloose

(British English) (American English cut ˈloose) (informal) do something or happen in a way that is not controlled: Teenagers need a place to let loose.
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They were more than the pines on the mountains; and they broke up the councils and took the lands, The evil spirit was in their jugs, and they let him loose.
Why, I must say, that the ravenous beasts have sometimes tempted me to let him loose, for they are as greedy as men, after the venison, in its season; but then I knew the reason of the dog, would tell him the object
A half thought has been buzzing often in my brain, but I fear to let him loose his wings.
We must let him loose on Asia or America, and that, perhaps, will keep him quiet.
JUNIOR HOILETT An afternoon when not a lot came off for the wide-man, from set-piece to significant involvement through the match as Cardiff were starved of the chances to let him loose.
6 JUNIOR HOILETT An afternoon when not a lot came off for the wideman, from set-piece to significant involvement through the match as Cardiff were starved of the chances to let him loose.
Let him loose, give him an hour or so, and then see how it pans out.
This was Simonsig's first outing since Aintree in April and he was visibly straining at the leash, so Barry Geraghty let him loose leaving Swinley Bottom in the back straight and he had a cut at a few fences before coasting some 49 lengths clear.
After it was confirmed the alleged offences were committed on successive nights, Judge McKibbin said: "I have to think very hard whether I let him loose.
Drogba has given Eriksson the nod to let him loose against Brazil today.
AIDEN McGEADY last night begged Gordon Strachan to let him loose on Rangers.
Once he has made the grade with poultry at Pennywell Farm in Devon, owner Chris Murray will let him loose with his flock.
But those in charge of them should never have let him loose on such an important game where the stakes were so high for both clubs.
Raised 10lb for that success but has won off a higher mark than today's in the past, and his wellbeing has given Nick Littmoden no alternative than to let him loose again.
But let him loose on a stage and you discover a comic heavyweight who thrills the audience with his dirty mind and great local ad-libs on everything from Ed Doolan to the Bullring.