let someone loose (on something)

let someone loose (on something)
let someone loose (on something) phrase
to let someone do what they want to do without watching or controlling them

Don’t let the children loose on the paints.

Thesaurus: to not limit something, or to not be limitedsynonym
Main entry: loose

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • loose — loose1 [ lus ] adjective ** ▸ 1 not firmly fixed ▸ 2 not grouped together ▸ 3 not tight ▸ 4 not exact/detailed ▸ 5 not carefully organized ▸ 6 about waste from body ▸ 7 ball: not controlled ▸ 8 careless in speaking ▸ 9 sexually immoral ▸ +… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • loose — I UK [luːs] / US [lus] adjective Word forms loose : adjective loose comparative looser superlative loosest ** 1) not firmly fixed in position loose floorboards a loose tooth work/come loose (= become loose): One of the screws had worked loose. a) …   English dictionary

  • let someone/something loose — release someone or something let the dog loose for a minute ■ allow someone freedom of action in a particular place or situation people are only let loose on the system once they have received sufficient training ■ suddenly utter a sound or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • loose — loose1 W3S3 [lu:s] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not firmly attached)¦ 2¦(not attached)¦ 3¦(not tied tightly)¦ 4¦(hair)¦ 5¦(clothes)¦ 6¦(free)¦ 7¦(not exact)¦ 8¦(not very controlled)¦ 9¦(not solid)¦ 10¦(sport)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • let — let1 [ let ] (past tense and past participle let) verb *** ▸ 1 allow ▸ 2 for showing anger etc. ▸ 3 for giving order ▸ 4 rent room/house/etc. ▸ 5 in mathematics ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive to allow something to happen: let someone/something do… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • loose — [[t]lu͟ːs[/t]] ♦♦♦ looser, loosest, looses, loosing, loosed 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is loose is not firmly held or fixed in place. If a tooth feels very loose, your dentist may recommend that it s taken out... Two wooden beams had come loose …   English dictionary

  • let\ loose — • let loose • turn loose v 1a. or set loose or turn loose To set free; loosen or give up your hold on. The farmer opened the gate and let the bull loose in the pasture. They turned the balloon loose to let it rise in the air. 1b. or turn loose To …   Словарь американских идиом

  • let — [[t]le̱t[/t]] ♦ lets, letting (The form let is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.) 1) VERB If you let something happen, you allow it to happen without doing anything to stop or prevent it. [V n inf] People said… …   English dictionary

  • let loose — verb 1. express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words) (Freq. 1) She let out a big heavy sigh He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand • Syn: ↑utter, ↑emit, ↑let out • Derivationally related for …   Useful english dictionary

  • loose — 1 /lu:s/ adjective 1 NOT FIXED not firmly fixed in place: One of my buttons is loose. | a loose floorboard | come/work loose (=become loose): A piece of stair carpet had come loose. 2 ROPE/CHAIN ETC a rope, chain etc that is loose is not fastened …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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