What are some opposite words for let loose?

Antonyms for let loose

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term let loose.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. utter, emit, let out, let loose(verb)

    express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

    "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

    Synonyms:
    pass off, unwrap, express, bring out, divulge, talk, give away, expose, reveal, widen, breathe, let out, break, verbalise, emit, loose, give tongue to, speak, give off, verbalize, give out, let on, utter, discover, unleash, disclose, mouth

  2. unleash, let loose, loose(verb)

    turn loose or free from restraint

    "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"

    Synonyms:
    loosen, relax, loose, release, emit, free, unleash, let out, unloose, unloosen, utter, liberate

Wiktionary

  1. let loose(verb)

    Synonyms:
    unleash, loose

  2. let loose(verb)

    Synonyms:
    go ape, explode, holler, vociferate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. let loose

    Antonyms:
    abridge, bridle, check, circumscribe, confine, constrain, curb, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in, keep, keep back, keep down, keep in, keep under, repress, restrain, restrict, suppress, withhold

    Synonyms:
    aid, animate, arouse, emancipate, encourage, excite, free, impel, incite, release, set free

How to use let loose in a sentence?

  1. David Segre:

    It was really scary, it was like a gear had let loose and it was slowly picking up speed going the wrong way.

  2. Lee Green:

    If it was let loose on the market there'd be far too many injuries from it, it's very fragile and it's very easy to break pieces off.

  3. Donald Knuth:

    In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer scientists let loose to do whatever they want. That's what really advances the field.

  4. Fumie Kyo:

    The general public might think, 'Why was such a person let loose?' but forcible commitment is against the person's will so the conditions should be strict.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    We have got to let loose sometimes, rather than indulging intractably in self-harm or self-mistreatment, by pursuing impervious dreams. ( « Les choses avaient enfin perdu leur pesanteur » )

How to pronounce let loose?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say let loose in sign language?

  1. letloose

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#272check
#656keep
#1275hold
#9424restrict
#12551curb
#16683suppress
#22854hinder
#23641withhold
#30094restrain
#31363constrain
#36343confine
#37428bridle
#56041repress
#101576abridge
#158830circumscribe

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