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I.properly to let loose: hence to slit, open, Ar.; σχ. φλέβα to open a vein, Xen., etc.:—of flowers, σχ. κάλυκας Anth. let fall, drop, Xen. let go, σχάσας τὴν φροντίδα having let the mind go, given it play, Ar.; σχ. τὰς μηχανάς to let off the engines, Plut. check, stop, stay, Lat. inhibere, κώπαν σχάσον, i. e. cease rowing, Pind.; σχάσον ὄμμα lower thine eyes, Eur.:—Mid., σχασάμενος τὴν ἱππικήν having dropt one's horsemanship, "given up the turf," Ar.

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