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English verb: let loose

1. let loose (communication) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)


SamplesShe let out a big heavy sigh.
He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand.


Synonymsemit, let out, utter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)baa, bark, bellow, bite out, blat, blate, bleat, bray, break into, cackle, call, call, call, caw, cheep, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chorus, churr, clack, click, cluck, coo, croak, cronk, cronk, crow, crow, cry, cry, deliver, echo, gargle, gibber, give, gobble, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gurgle, haw, heave, hee-haw, hem, hiss, holler, hollo, honk, hoot, hoot, howl, lift, low, meow, mew, mew, miaou, miaow, moan, moo, nasale, neigh, nicker, oink, pant, peep, quack, repeat, roar, rumble, scream, shoot, shout, shout out, sibilate, sibilate, sigh, sing, siss, sizz, smack, snort, spit, spit out, splutter, sputter, squall, squeal, troat, trumpet, tsk, tut, tut-tut, volley, whicker, whinny, whirr, wolf-whistle, wrawl, yammer, yell, yowl

2. let loose (contact) turn loose or free from restraint


SamplesLet loose mines.
Loose terrible plagues upon humanity.


Synonymsloose, unleash


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)let go, let go of, release, relinquish









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