break loose

idiom

Definition of break loose

1 : to suddenly become loose : to suddenly stop being attached to something One of the shutters broke loose during the storm.
2 : to get away from someone or something by using force or effort The prisoner broke loose and ran away. often + from The prisoner broke loose from the guards.She wants to break loose from the constraints of her middle-class life.

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“Break loose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/break%20loose. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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