set/turn loose

Definition of set/turn loose

  1. 1 :  to allow (someone or something) to move or go freely He set the dogs loose in the courtyard. cattle turned loose to graze on the green fields It's the end of the school year, when schools turn students loose on our towns.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

turnplay
  1. :  to cause to move around an axis or a center :  make rotate or revolve

    :  to cause to move around so as to effect a desired end (as of locking, opening, or shutting)

    :  to affect or alter the functioning of (something, such as a mechanical device) or the level of (something, such as sound) by such movement

  1. :  the action or an act of turning about a center or axis :  revolution, rotation

    :  any of various rotating or pivoting movements in dancing or gymnastics

    :  the action or an act of giving or taking a different direction :  change of course or posture : such as

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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