dar rienda suelta a

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This idiom may be literally translated as "to give loose rein to."
dar rienda suelta a(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (idiom) (to stop supressing something)
a. to give free rein to (idiom)
Me gusta que mis alumnos den rienda suelta a su creatividad en las redacciones.I like my students to give free rein to their creativity in their compositions.
b. to give full rein to (idiom)
Amelia pasaba horas soñando despierta y dando rienda suelta a su fantasía.Amelia would spend hours daydreaming and giving full rein to her fantasy.
c. to give full vent to (idiom) (feelings, emotions)
No puedes dar rienda suelta a tus emociones de ese modo delante de unos completos desconocidos.You can't just give full vent to your feelings like that in front of complete strangers.
d. to vent (feelings, emotions)
Marcos dio rienda suelta a toda su ira dando un puñetazo en la mesa.Marcos vented all his anger by thumping the table with his fist.
e. to release
Los ensayos con mi banda de rock me permiten dar rienda suelta a todo el estrés acumulado durante el día.The rehearsals with my rock band allow me to release all the stress that's been piling up during the day.
f.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Clara dio rienda suelta a sus instintos y besó a María en la boca.Clara let her instincts take over and kissed Maria on the mouth.
Den rienda suelta a su imaginación cuando estén delante del lienzo.Let your imagination run wild when you're in front of the canvas.
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