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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Madrid's population, which skews lesbian, is chock-full of creative types, who the couple happily turns loose on projects whenever possible.
The self-stick backing on the headliner turns loose and the liner droops.
So you enlist the help of a local university education professor, who turns loose her very bright preservice teachers to help you guide your students through the fixing and the polishing of their literary gems.
It's a win/win situation," says Howe, "because our process turns loose materials, liquids and slurries into a 'solid' form of complex silicate molecules.