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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References in classic literature ?
Toller lets him loose every night, and God help the trespasser whom he lays his fangs upon.
The Steelmen drew 3-3 with Gerrard's men at Fir Park back in August and Turnbull has vowed to take the game to the Light Blues if Robinson lets him loose in Govan.
STRAINING AT THE LEASH Rhodes hit a double in Luxembourg (inset) before Strachan took charge and is hoping the Scots boss lets him loose on Gibraltar
"We are Celtic and our destiny is to win every game and play attacking football." Samaras was on the bench against Hamburg and hopes Mowbray lets him loose on Accies.