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English definition of “let loose sth”

let loose sth

If you let loose something such as bullets or bombs, you release a lot of them all together: The allies let loose an intensive artillery bombardment over the border.Detonation and bombardment to suddenly make a sound or speak in an uncontrolled way: He turned round and let loose a torrent of abuse.Ways of talking
(Definition of let loose sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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