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
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He tied some metal mugs to a dog's tail and turned him loose, and he tore around and around the place in a frenzy of fright, with all the other dogs bellowing after him and battering and crashing against everything that came in their way and making altogether a chaos of confusion and a most deafening din and turmoil; at which every man and woman of the multitude laughed till the tears flowed, and some fell out of their chairs and wallowed on the floor in ecstasy.
If I could have hoped to train him, I would have bought a lion instead of that dog and would have turned him loose upon the first intolerable robber who should dare to make an encroachment on my rights.
I wanted to be close and when I turned him loose he just took off.
Their court-martial turned him loose after he abducted and brutally beat a woman while serving as a soldier in Germany.
Management loved it (thank goodness), then surveyed the stark, white walls of the hotel's interior and turned him loose.
Burton Morris doesn't do solemn, so we held off and turned him loose on this years poster.
Pat Buchanan put it even more bluntly on Fox News: "Whoever turned him loose in the INS has got blood on his hands.
They patched him up and turned him loose, and he wandered off into the forest," Dudley says.
We turned him loose this morning with Earthmover and he was in good order - in fact, when we weighed him he had only lost a kilo.
The fast-approaching playoffs gave O'Neal no cushion, no time to regain his rhythm or conditioning once the doctors turned him loose.
Finally, at the top of the stretch, I turned him loose and he responded, but he was 15 lengths back.