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English verb: break loose

1. break loose (change) be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise

SamplesHis anger exploded.

Synonymsburst forth, explode

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

2. break loose (motion) run away from confinement

SamplesThe convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison.

Synonymsescape, get away

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)flee, fly, take flight

Narrower (hyponym)bilk, break, break away, break out, elude, escape, escape from, evade, get away, run away, shake, shake off, slip, throw off

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