on the loose

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Definition of on the loose

: able to move freely : not controlled or held in a prison, cage, etc. used especially to describe a dangerous person, animal, or group The prisoner escaped and is still on the loose.A killer is on the loose.An angry mob was on the loose.

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“On the loose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20loose. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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