turn (someone or something) loose

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turn (someone or something) loose

To release or discharge someone or something, as from confinement. Due to a lack of evidence, the suspects were turned loose by police. Samantha was suspended for turning mice loose throughout the school.
See also: loose, turn
References in classic literature ?
I hated to kill him in cold blood; but what else I was to do with him I could not see, for to turn him loose would have been merely to have the entire village aroused and down upon me in a moment.
I have half a mind to turn him loose, that I may see how long you would kick him then.
I'm a pretty straight driver and if I can just get it in the fairway and turn him loose, we're going to have a great week no matter what," the 53-year-old said.
Never turn him loose directly from the back of your car or truck.
When he (Marleau) is playing well you just turn him loose and let him go," said Sharks coach Todd McLellan.
Once they turn him Loose here," Wallace said, "he may shoot right past the Arkansas-breds and run in open company.
You get nothing more than a grunt out of him in the dressing room and then you turn him loose in the ring.
If I had my way I would just turn him loose with the other inmates and let him take care of himself.
a) triple Conner's limit on his triple gold charge card, then turn him loose in GUNS too.
First they allow him to get away with 19 murders, then they turn him loose to deal poison to the people of Arizona," Kuby said.
The horse was full of running and just begging for me to turn him loose.
Or ITT's decision to scratch out "interim" from Checketts' title as the Garden's president and CEO and turn him loose on a slash-and-burn mission, paring operating costs and boosting the profits of a formidable portfolio of businesses, including the two marquee sports franchises; 6 million-cable-customer MSG Network; the 5,600-seat Paramount Theater; and MSG Productions, which produces the "Ice Capades" and other family entertainment.
Take a self-proclaimed Transylvanian poet-anarchist turned National Public Radio humorist, stick him behind the wheel of a cherry-red 1968 Cadillac convertible, turn him loose on the highways and back roads of America, and the result is a sly, devastatingly humorous exploration of the national psyche.
Once in a while, Bob Hope would just stride out unannounced, and Johnny would turn him loose.
Davies worked abroad during his 30-year career and bragged about arresting Colombian warlord Pablo Escobar's brother-in-law and refusing a huge bribe to turn him loose.