give a loose

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give a loose

  1. (now rare) To give vent (to), to let loose (unrestrained feelings, emotions etc.).
    • 1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Penguin 1985, p. 64:
      There I began to breathe a little freer, and to give a loose to those warm emotions which the sight of such an encounter had raised in me.