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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Chivas Regal whisky experts will then take guests through the art of blending, before letting them loose to create their own bespoke, blended whisky to take home.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] August 6 ( ANI ): Condemning attacks on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members in Kerala, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that the state government needs to have a hold on its own cadres rather than letting them loose on the opposition party leaders.
"We're letting them loose, and then when something happens, we shouldn't be thinking, well we'll think of something as it occurs."
If they were all covered by stronger laws, owners would think twice about letting them loose. Legal liability can be a wonderful restraint.
Please keep them in for as long as possible before letting them loose and the effect should be these gorgeous bouncy curls.
Yet Labour is giving criminals a break, by letting them loose onto our streets."
"Sudan's policy of arming militias and letting them loose is spilling over the border, and civilians have no protection from their attacks, in Darfur or in Chad."
Do the polite thing and fake tan your legs before letting them loose on the world.
OK, there may be some merit in letting someone loose on a digital channel before letting them loose on the real thing.
Though the actress embraces her curly, voluminous tresses - often letting them loose on weekends and vacations - she sees nothing wrong with trying different hairdos.
Simon Cowell, right, who my young friends say is TV's Mr Nasty, takes over as Home Secretary, charged with locking criminals up rather than letting them loose. John Prescott remains as Deputy Prime Minister, because he's so good for a laugh.