HyperDic: on_the_loose

English > 1 sense of the expression on the loose:
ADJECTIVEallon the loose, at large, escaped, loosehaving escaped, especially from confinement
English > on the loose: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningHaving escaped, especially from confinement.
Example "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"
Synonymsat large, escaped, loose
Broaderfreeable to act at will

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