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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Once you let something loose electronically, Duperval noted, you immediately lose control over it, and it is often hard to refute afterwards.
He let something loose,' said Marinus Kooijman, a 60-year-old grocer who has voted for Christian Democrats all his life.