- v. idiomatic, intransitive To behave in an uncontrolled manner.
“Militia comin 'f'm Charles Town, an' sojers, an 'ev'yone scared to pieces that the nigguhs'll cut loose an' massacree the white folks, an 'raise cain all aroun'!”
“He'd always been liable to cut loose like a Kilkenny electioneer whenever slavery was mentioned, and here he was, doddering towards the knackers 'yard, still at it.”
“Then turning to the business for which he had called rne to City Point, he outlined what he expected me to do; saying that I was to cut loose from the Army of the Potomac by passing its left flank to the southward along the line of the Danville railroad, and after crossing the Roanoke River, join General Sherman.”
“If this opportunity was gained, I was to cut loose and damage Lee's communications with the Shenandoah Valley in such manner as best suited the conditions, but my return was not to be jeopardized nor long delayed.”
“I shall be on the field, and will probably be able to communicate with you; should I not do so, and you find that the enemy keeps within his main intrenched line, you may cut loose and push for the Danville road.”
“He attacked it and saw one of its ailerons cut loose and float away with his second burst.”
“I was relieved to cut loose from the Fluxion, and after the divorce I wanted to get out of the city.”
“She cut loose with lots of drinking and par-tying and let her studies slip.”
“Now, cut loose and kick on your main thrusters, quick burst and then off again.”
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