Definition of Break loose

1. Verb. Be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise. "His anger exploded"

Exact synonyms: Burst Forth, Explode
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Explosion

2. Verb. Run away from confinement. "The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison"
Exact synonyms: Escape, Get Away
Specialized synonyms: Break, Break Away, Break Out, Escape From, Shake, Shake Off, Throw Off, Bilk, Elude, Evade, Slip, Run Away, Escape, Get Away
Generic synonyms: Flee, Fly, Take Flight
Derivative terms: Escape, Escape, Escapee, Getaway

Definition of Break loose

1. Verb. to escape, to free oneself ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Break Loose

break away
break bad
break bread
break bulk
break camp
break cover
break dance
break dancing
break down
break even
break free
break ground
break in
break into
break it down
break loose (current term)
break new ground
break of dawn
break of day
break of serve
break of the day
break off
break on the wheel
break one's arm patting oneself on the back
break one's back
break one's duck
break one's fall
break one's fast
break one's lance
break one off

Literary usage of Break loose

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... Incredible Suffering — The Victim's Tragic Efforts to break loose — Suspended in Mid-air — Indescribable Agonies — Lips that Never Murmur — Dressing the ..."

2. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, Joseph Torrey (1849)
"On the other hand, whoever in the primitive times would be a Christian, must break loose from many of his hitherto favorite inclinations, and be ready to ..."

3. The Diary and Letters of His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson ... Captain by Thomas Hutchinson, Peter Orlando Hutchinson (1884)
"... forgot that her Colony was no longer willing to continue in leading-strings, and never imagined that she was strong enough to break loose from them. ..."

4. A History of England by James Franck Bright (1889)
"No sooner were T . , his first ebullitions of anger over, than he proceeded to to break loose take steps for destroying it. Messengers were at once *tam lt- ..."

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