break loose

Definition of break loose

  1. 1 :  to suddenly become loose :  to suddenly stop being attached to something <One of the shutters broke loose during the storm.>

  2. 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.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to separate into parts with suddenness or violence

    :  fracture

    : to fracture a bone of (a bodily part)

  1. :  an act or action of breaking

    :  the opening shot in a game of pool or billiards

    :  a gap or opening caused or appearing as if caused by damage :  a condition produced by or as if by breaking :  gap

  1. :  not rigidly fastened or securely attached

    :  having worked partly free from attachments

    :  having relative freedom of movement

  1. :  to let loose (see 1loose) :  release

    :  to free from restraint

    :  to make loose :  untie

  1. :  in a loose manner (see 1loose) :  loosely

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