tear loose from (someone or something)

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tear loose from (someone or something)

To physically separate, often forcefully, from someone or something to which one was strongly attached. This phrase can be applied to both people and things. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tear" and "loose." I had to chase my dog down the street after he tore loose from the leash during our walk. Those bricks in the yard must have torn loose from the chimney.
See also: loose, tear

break/cut/tear (something) ˈloose from somebody/something

separate yourself or somebody/something from a group of people or their influence, etc: The organization broke loose from its sponsors.He cut himself loose from his family.
References in classic literature ?
He fetched up against Captain Doane, whose grip had been torn loose from the rail.
It can therefore be torn loose from its context, used as a stand-alone statement, and there still would be no danger of its being misinterpreted.
So that if it's torn loose from its context, many different interpretations can be given to it.
The muscle under his left arm pit was ripped, and the flesh was torn loose from his right biceps.
A generation ago such an object could have been a Japanese fisherman's float, torn loose from the nets and cast upon this beach after months or years at sea.
When these wear-resisting particles are torn loose from the binder, the rate of wear is increased.