break loose

break loose
verb
1. be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise (Freq. 2)
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His anger exploded

Syn: ↑explode, ↑burst forth
Derivationally related forms: ↑explosion (for: ↑explode)
Hypernyms: ↑change state, ↑turn
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

2. run away from confinement (Freq. 1)
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The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison

Syn: ↑escape, ↑get away
Derivationally related forms: ↑getaway (for: ↑get away), ↑escape (for: ↑escape), ↑escapee (for: ↑escape)
Hypernyms: ↑flee, ↑fly, ↑take flight
Hyponyms:
break, ↑break out, ↑break away, ↑shake, ↑shake off, ↑throw off, ↑escape from, ↑elude, ↑evade, ↑bilk, ↑slip, ↑run away, ↑escape, ↑get away
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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ESCAPE, make one's escape, get away, get free, break free, free oneself.
loose

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break loose
To escape from confinement
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Main Entry:loose

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to stop being connected with something or influenced by someone or something

a country that has cut loose from its violent past

Thesaurus: to be separated from somethingsynonym
Main entry: loose

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break loose
1 : to suddenly become loose : to suddenly stop being attached to something

One of the shutters broke loose during the storm.

2 : to get away from someone or something by using force or effort

The prisoner broke loose [=broke free] and ran away.

— often + from

The prisoner broke loose from the guards.

She wants to break loose from the constraints of her middle-class life.

see also all hell breaks loose at hell
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Main Entry:break
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break loose — see break, 1
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Main Entry:loose

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