let+loose

  • 21all hell breaks (or is let) loose — informal suddenly there is pandemonium. → hell …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 22all hell is let loose — ► all hell breaks (or is let) loose informal suddenly there is pandemonium. Main Entry: ↑hell …

    English terms dictionary

  • 23all hell was let loose —  There was great uproar, fuss, dissension, etc …

    A concise dictionary of English slang

  • 24loose — [lo͞os] adj. looser, loosest [ME lous < ON lauss, akin to Ger los, OE leas: see LESS] 1. not confined or restrained; free; unbound 2. not put up in a special package, box, binding, etc. [loose salt] 3. readily available; not put away under… …

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  • 25Let — Let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Let} ({Letted} (l[e^]t t[e^]d), [Obs].); p. pr. & vb. n. {Letting}.] [OE. leten, l[ae]ten (past tense lat, let, p. p. laten, leten, lete), AS. l[=ae]tan (past tense l[=e]t, p. p. l[=ae]ten); akin to OFries. l[=e]ta, OS.… …

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  • 26Let — Let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Let} ({Letted} (l[e^]t t[e^]d), [Obs].); p. pr. & vb. n. {Letting}.] [OE. leten, l[ae]ten (past tense lat, let, p. p. laten, leten, lete), AS. l[=ae]tan (past tense l[=e]t, p. p. l[=ae]ten); akin to OFries. l[=e]ta, OS.… …

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  • 27Loose — (l[=oo]s), a. [Compar. {Looser} (l[=oo]s [ e]r); superl. {Loosest}.] [OE. loos, lous, laus, Icel. lauss; akin to OD. loos, D. los, AS. le[ a]s false, deceitful, G. los, loose, Dan. & Sw. l[ o]s, Goth. laus, and E. lose. [root]127. See {Lose}, and …

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  • 28Loose pulley — Loose Loose (l[=oo]s), a. [Compar. {Looser} (l[=oo]s [ e]r); superl. {Loosest}.] [OE. loos, lous, laus, Icel. lauss; akin to OD. loos, D. los, AS. le[ a]s false, deceitful, G. los, loose, Dan. & Sw. l[ o]s, Goth. laus, and E. lose. [root]127. See …

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  • 29let out — {v.} 1a. To allow to go out or escape. * /The guard let the prisoners out of jail to work in the garden./ * /Mother won t let us out when it rains./ Compare: LET LOOSE. 1b. {informal} To make (a sound) come out of the mouth; utter. * /A bee stung …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 30let out — {v.} 1a. To allow to go out or escape. * /The guard let the prisoners out of jail to work in the garden./ * /Mother won t let us out when it rains./ Compare: LET LOOSE. 1b. {informal} To make (a sound) come out of the mouth; utter. * /A bee stung …

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  • 31let his hair grow long — let loose, got wild, got unwound …

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  • 32loose — 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

  • 33loose — 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

  • 34loose — loosely, adv. looseness, n. /loohs/, adj., looser, loosest, adv., v. loosed, loosing. adj. 1. free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end. 2. free from anything that binds or restrains; unfettered: loose cats prowling around in… …

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  • 35let — [[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… …

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  • 36loose — adj 1. unbound, untied, unchained, unshackled, unfettered, untrammeled; unlocked, unlatched, unfastened; unclasped, unhooked, unattached, untied; unpinned, unbuttoned; unconnected, disconnected, detached, floating; insecure, infirm, unsteady. 2.… …

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  • 37let go — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abjure, absolve, acquit, amnesty, be caught napping, be neglectful, be negligent, boot, bounce, break, break up, bump, bust, can, carouse, cashier, cast loose, celebrate, clear, come off, cut, cut loose, cut… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 38loose — [[t]lus[/t]] adj. loos•er, loos•est, adv. v. 1) free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end[/ex] 2) not firmly fixed or attached: a loose tooth; a loose board in a floor[/ex] 3) free from confinement or restraint; unfettered: loose …

    From formal English to slang

  • 39loose — /lus / (say loohs) adjective (looser, loosest) 1. free from bonds, fetters, or restraint: to get one s hand loose. 2. free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end. 3. uncombined, as a chemical element. 4. not bound together, as… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 40let go — {v.} 1a. To stop holding something; loosen your hold; release. * /The boy grabbed Jack s coat and would not let go./ Often used with of . * /When the child let go of her mother s hand, she fell down./ Compare: GIVE UP(1a), LET LOOSE. 1b. To… …

    Dictionary of American idioms