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 one loose

To pass gas through one's anus; to fart. It smells like someone let one loose in the elevator when I walked in. Gross! Don't go letting one loose at the dinner table like that, Tom!
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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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let somebody/something ˈloose


1 free somebody/something from whatever holds them/it in place: She let her hair loose and it fell around her shoulders.Who let the dogs loose?
2 give somebody complete freedom to do what they want in a place or situation: He was at last let loose in the kitchen.A team of professionals were let loose on the project.
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I made another pun some years back when Toyota let us loose in the outgoing model only for us to discover that particular model introduced the concept of 2WD to the range.
We find ourselves the guests of Herbert Woods, one of the largest boating yards on the broads and just half an hour's drive from Norwich, who have somewhat rashly let us loose on the broads for three nights in given us one of the best boats in their fleet - The Royale Light.
LET US LOOSE Daly drums up support for tonight.'s Hibs clash, above left, and hopes to partner Boyd, right
"When we suggested it, we never thought anyone would let us loose live all day - we cannot wait."
Then she let us loose in the bar with our aim to try and spot singletons just by watching for signs Michaela had told us about.
So we took to the trees, starting with a 20-minute induction course before they let us loose on the main course.
But let us loose on something where the deadly effect is 30 years down the line and we seem able to just block it out and have the `it'llnever happen to us'mentality.I had a friend who's daddied painfully and slowly of lung cancer in front of his eyes and he still smoked 30 aday.IDON'Tknow whether it's the human brain being an amazing computer, or just down to the fact that we're stupid,but when it comes to things that give us pleasure but could eventually kill us, the `off' switch clicks into place.
Thus, by the time they let us loose on the machines themselves and they were checking the chin straps on our shiny helmets, the adrenalin was pumping like fuel through a supercharged Weber carburettor (see, I was paying attention to the science part!
It's a wonder they let us loose in cars at all - never mind give us the vote.