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1 not bound, confined, or detained by force
  • after having been chained for so long, the suddenly footloose dog ran helter-skelter about the yard

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2 not held back by rules, duties, or worries
  • wished I could be as carefree as that footloose toddler

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The first known use of footloose was in 1650

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“Footloose.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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