let loose

Definition of let loose

  1. 1 :  to allow (someone or something) to move or go freely He let the dogs loose in the courtyard. cattle let loose to graze on the green fields —often used figuratively a director who's willing to let her actors loose to interpret their roles however they see fit how to stop the violence that has been let loose on the city

  2. 2 :  to produce (something, such as a cry) in a sudden and forceful way The crowd let loose an enormous groan when the pass was intercepted. She let loose (with) a scream.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  hinder, prevent

  1. :  something that impedes :  obstruction

    :  a shot or point in racket games that does not count and must be replayed

  1. :  to cause to :  make

    :  to offer or grant for rent or lease

    :  to assign especially after bids

looseplay
  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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