on the loose

Definition of on the loose

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  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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