cast\ loose

v
To unfasten; untie; let loose (as a rope holding a boat).
See: cast off(1a)

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • loose — adj 1. unbound, untied, unchained, unshackled, unfettered, untrammeled; unlocked, unlatched, unfastened; unclasped, unhooked, unattached, untied; unpinned, unbuttoned; unconnected, disconnected, detached, floating; insecure, infirm, unsteady. 2.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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  • loose — See: at loose ends, cast off or cast loose, cut loose, fast and loose, have a screw loose, let loose or set loose or turn loose, on the loose …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cast off — {v.} 1a. or[cast loose] To unfasten; untie; let loose (as a rope holding a boat). * /The captain of the boat cast off the line and we were soon out in open water./ 1b. To untie a rope holding a boat or something suggesting a boat. * /We cast off… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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