let loose


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Verb1.let loose - express audiblylet loose - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
call - utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"
gibber - chatter inarticulately; of monkeys
crow - express pleasure verbally; "She crowed with joy"
crow - utter shrill sounds; "The cocks crowed all morning"
trumpet - utter in trumpet-like sounds; "Elephants are trumpeting"
coo - cry softly, as of pigeons
cry, scream, shout out, yell, squall, shout, holler, hollo, call - utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"
miaou, miaow - make a cat-like sound
tsk, tut, tut-tut - utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval
echo, repeat - to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"
call - utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"
shoot - utter fast and forcefully; "She shot back an answer"
gurgle - utter with a gurgling sound; "`Help,' the stabbing victim gurgled"
cry - utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying"
nasale - speak in a nasal voice; "`Come here,' he nasaled"
bite out - utter; "She bit out a curse"
sigh - utter with a sigh
troat - emit a cry intended to attract other animals; used especially of animals at rutting time
lift - make audible; "He lifted a war whoop"
pant - utter while panting, as if out of breath
volley - utter rapidly; "volley a string of curses"
break into - express or utter spontaneously; "break into a yodel"; "break into a song"; "break into tears"
heave - utter a sound, as with obvious effort; "She heaved a deep sigh when she saw the list of things to do"
chorus - utter in unison; "`yes,' the children chorused"
splutter, sputter - utter with a spitting sound, as if in a rage
deliver - utter (an exclamation, noise, etc.); "The students delivered a cry of joy"
hoot - to utter a loud clamorous shout; "the toughs and blades of the city hoot and bang their drums, drink arak, play dice, and dance"
grunt - issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise; "He grunted his reluctant approval"
wolf-whistle - whistle or howl approvingly at a female, of males
snort - indicate contempt by breathing noisily and forcefully through the nose; "she snorted her disapproval of the proposed bridegroom"
spit, spit out - utter with anger or contempt
groan, moan - indicate pain, discomfort, or displeasure; "The students groaned when the professor got out the exam booklets"; "The ancient door soughed when opened"
growl, rumble, grumble - to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds; "he grumbled a rude response"; "Stones grumbled down the cliff"
wrawl, yammer, yowl, howl - cry loudly, as of animals; "The coyotes were howling in the desert"
bark - make barking sounds; "The dogs barked at the stranger"
baa, blat, blate, bleat - cry plaintively; "The lambs were bleating"
bellow, roar - make a loud noise, as of animal; "The bull bellowed"
cheep, chirp, chirrup, peep - make high-pitched sounds; "the birds were chirping in the bushes"
churr, whirr - make a vibrant sound, as of some birds
chirr - make a vibrant noise, of grasshoppers or cicadas
meow, mew - cry like a cat; "the cat meowed"
quack - utter quacking noises; "The ducks quacked"
hoot - utter the characteristic sound of owls
cronk, honk - cry like a goose; "The geese were honking"
hiss, siss, sizz, sibilate - make a sharp hissing sound, as if to show disapproval
sibilate - utter a sibilant
bray, hee-haw - braying characteristic of donkeys
oink, squeal - utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
cluck, clack, click - make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
low, moo - make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
cackle - squawk shrilly and loudly, characteristic of hens
gobble - make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys
neigh, nicker, whicker, whinny - make a characteristic sound, of a horse
gargle - utter with gargling or burbling sounds
caw - utter a cry, characteristic of crows, rooks, or ravens
mew - utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls
2.let loose - turn loose or free from restraint; "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"
let go, let go of, release, relinquish - release, as from one's grip; "Let go of the door handle, please!"; "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"
Translations
يُحَرِّر، يَفُك
ponechat volnost
løs
szabadjára enged
láta lausan, sleppa lausum

loose

(luːs) adjective
1. not tight; not firmly stretched. a loose coat; This belt is loose.
2. not firmly fixed. This button is loose.
3. not tied; free. The horses are loose in the field.
4. not packed; not in a packet. loose biscuits.
ˈloosely adverb
ˈlooseness noun
ˈloosen verb
1. to make or become loose. She loosened the string; The screw had loosened and fallen out.
2. to relax (eg a hold). He loosened his grip.
ˌloose-ˈleaf adjective
(of a notebook etc) made so that pages can easily be added or removed.
break loose
to escape. The prisoner broke loose.
let loose
to free from control. The circus trainer has let the lions loose.

a loose (not lose) screw.
References in classic literature ?
Soon the Lion was let loose from his den, and rushed bounding and roaring towards his victim.
I will let loose against you the fleet-footed vines-- I will call in the Jungle to stamp out your lines
And when his other lusts, amid clouds of incense and perfumes and garlands and wines, and all the pleasures of a dissolute life, now let loose, come buzzing around him, nourishing to the utmost the sting of desire which they implant in his drone-like nature, then at last this lord of the soul, having Madness for the captain of his guard, breaks out into a frenzy: and if he finds in himself any good opinions or appetites in process of formation, and there is in him any sense of shame remaining, to these better principles he puts an end, and casts them forth until he has purged away temperance and brought in madness to the full.
At his command havoc and rapine were let loose once more among the temples of the worship of Brahmah.
The encouragers of the first mob never intended matters should go this length, and the people in general expressed the utter detestation of this unparalleled outrage, and I wish they could be convinced what infinite hazard there is of the most terrible consequences from such demons, when they are let loose in a government where there is not constant authority at hand sufficient to suppress them.
But on the 11th one of those inexplicable tempests peculiar to those intertropical regions was let loose in the atmosphere.
That's the true reason,' said one of them, bringing a story he had been telling, to a close, 'that's the true reason why they said that the devil was let loose.
I considered the being whom I had cast among mankind, and endowed with the will and power to effect purposes of horror, such as the deed which he had now done, nearly in the light of my own vampire, my own spirit let loose from the grave, and forced to destroy all that was dear to me.
The wanton wind had been so busily kissing them all the morning that they were quite dry, so I was able to find room for them in my knapsack without danger to the other contents; and, with a hasty good-day to their recent possessor, I set off at full speed to find a secure nook where I could throw myself down on the grass, and let loose the absurd laughter that was dangerously bottled up within me; but even before I do that it behoves me if possible to vindicate my sanity to the reader.
A marked change appeared in the expression of his eyes--a change which told her of the terrible passions that she had let loose in him.
A torrent of angry and malignant passions will be let loose.
See here," continued he, drawing forth a small bottle and holding it before their eyes, "in this bottle I hold the small-pox, safely corked up; I have but to draw the cork, and let loose the pestilence, to sweep man, woman, and child from the face of the earth.