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  • v. To free; to release from restraint.
  • v. To shout, make a loud sound, or perform a sudden, vehement action; to behave in a raucous, frenzied manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
  • v. turn loose or free from restraint


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  • Turning to the south and a view of my tracks winding over and through the surreal snow formations of the ridge, I let loose a “Yaaahooooo!” and imagined my exuberance bouncing off alpine summits all the way to Crested Butte.

    127 Hours

  • A timber merchant was let loose in the wood by the Assington Estate that year to take whatever he wanted, and left the debris where it still lies.


  • Damn it to hell— He let loose with a string of curses as he thrust his gun into his holster and wrapped his arms around her before she could totally lose it and slide bonelessly to the floor.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • As Matt let loose with a series of idiotic dog-coaxing sounds, Carly squinched up her eyes and stared at the parts of the animal she could see.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • She thought she was a free bird, an in-the-wild creature, and she let loose some pretty wild amounts of droppings.

    It Ain’t All About the Cookin’

  • His expression went dark as he pointed to something on its back and let loose with some angry-sounding Spanish.


  • My aunt and my mother would speak for Aunt Mercy Marie, and through her they would let loose all the venom they held back and saved for “teatimes.”

    My Sweet Audrina

  • Our most brilliant minds can and should be let loose on cutting-edge industrial design that focuses not on improving just speed and style, but on dematerializing—using fewer resources.


  • Quark opened his mouth and let loose with a string of invective in the Trading Tongue such that his moogie would have scrubbed out his mouth with carapace gel if she had heard a single syllable—swearing like a philanthropist, his moogie would call it.


  • But gaining in speed; and gaining on him, slicing toward him in a wide curvet like hounds let loose on the side of a meadow, and he the fox already moving broadly down its middle.

    Son of a Witch


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