From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreleasere‧lease1 /rɪˈliːs/ ●●● S3 W1 AWL verb [transitive] 1 let somebody goFREE/NOT IN PRISON to let someone go free, after having kept them somewherefree, discharge Police arrested several men, who were later released. The bears are eventually released into the wild.release somebody from something He was released from the hospital yesterday.2 make publicTCN to let news or official information be known and printed SYN publish The new trade figures have just been released.3 film/recordTCBAMF to make a CD, film, computer game etc available for people to buy or see A version of the game for Mac computers will be released in February.4 stop holding/dropHOLD to stop holding or drop something Thousands of bombs were released over Dresden.release your grip/hold (on somebody/something) The sudden noise made him release his hold on her arm.5 feelingsEXPRESS to express or get rid of feelings such as anger or worry Physical exercise is a good way of releasing stress. 6 chemicalHT to let a substance flow outrelease something into something Oil was released into the sea.7 from a dutyWORK/DO WORK to allow someone not to do their duty or work Because of rising costs, the company released 10% of their workforce.release somebody from something Williams asked to be released from her contract.8 machineryTMOVE something OR somebody to allow part of a piece of machinery or equipment to move from the position in which it is fastened or held Release the handbrake first.→ See Verb table
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releaseJames's death, in fact, released a great deal which had been held in check during his reign.Carbon stored in trees is released as carbon dioxide.All clay contains such minerals, and when pottery is fired, the energy stored in the crystals is released as light.Her new album will be released at the end of the month.The turtles will be released back into the sea.McKay moved to Newcastle after being released from prison.Sandi spied the stalls in an adjoining room and hurried into one, releasing her bladder.Paul released her hand as she sat down.Vastly more fluorocarbons must have been released in the industrialised north.Carrey's new comedy is due to be released in the US very soon.He took hold of my hand but then released it again quickly.The committee is due to release its report on Gingrich by the end of this year.It was a way of releasing some of the strain and tension of her life.They released ten political prisoners last year.Release the clamp gently.Try to release the clamp gently.Police have not released the names of any of the people involved.His car was released to his fiancee, who was riding in the passenger seat and was sober, Ditzenberger said.The latest leading-indicators report will be released tomorrow at 8: 30 a. m. Eastern time.The bolts can only be released with a wrench.release somebody from somethingWilliams asked to be released from her teaching contract.They're going to release me from the hospital tomorrow.release your grip/hold (on somebody/something)Emilia sighed and released her grip.Then you can simply release your grip and back slowly away over a few paces.Before the audience can figure it out, I release my grip and tumble to the ground.Benton, in his terror, released his grip on her waist.For a split second, Constance failed to realise that he had released his grip on her.Tamar would have been happy to finish the association, but Davis would not release his hold on her.She exacted a public promise from Chaffee that he would release his hold on the bill.Virginia Stillman released her grip on the chair and put her right hand under her chin.
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releasere‧lease2 ●●○ S3 W3 AWL noun 1 from prison [singular, uncountable]FREE/NOT IN PRISON when someone is officially allowed to go free, after being kept somewhere Before release, the sea lions are fitted with electronic tracking devices.release from Simon has obtained early release from prison.2 record/filmAMFTCR a) [countable] a new CD, film, computer game etc that is available to buy or see the band’s latest release b) be on (general) release if a film is on release, you can go and see it in a cinema The film is on general release.3 feelings [singular, uncountable] a) EXPRESSfreedom to show or express your feelings Playing an instrument can be a form of emotional release. b) RELAXEDa feeling that you are free from the worry or pain that you have been suffering treatment that will bring a release from pain4 chemicals [uncountable]HT when a chemical, gas etc is allowed to flow out of its usual containerrelease into the release of toxic waste into the rivers5 official statement [countable, uncountable]PGTC an official statement, report etc that is made available to be printed or broadcast, or the act of making it available SYN publication October 22nd is the date set for the report’s release. press release6 machine [countable]DT a handle, button etc that can be pressed to allow part of a machine to move
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releaseFirst, a release of one joint contractor releases the others.There was an accidental release of toxic waste.But it is much more satisfactory to angle the basic release to suit the readership or audiences of the various media groups.The judge denied Larsen early release.The movie is slated for release in January.On her release she refused to hand the paper over to other Communist party members, and was expelled from the party.That they were pleased with whatever deal they'd made for my release.New releases include previously unheard recordings by Marvin Gaye and Miles Davis.Mr Wilson said in a news release.Most courts that have addressed the issued have found that such releases are invalid on public policy grounds.Thousands of people worldwide campaigned for the release of Nelson Mandela.Thus the check specification need not always have both its upper and its lower limits different from the release specification.The release of the Roswell report proved very controversial.The four men were greeted by jubilant relatives upon their release.release fromMusic has always provided me with an emotional release.A new treatment could mean a release from pain for arthritis sufferers.Since his release from prison, Logan's become very religious.
From King Business Dictionaryreleasere‧lease1 /rɪˈliːs/ verb [transitive]1to make information, figures etc publicly availableThe company will release its latest earnings figures on Wednesday.2MARKETINGto make a new product, especially a film, book, or record, available for people to buy or seeThe film will be released on DVD next week.3HUMAN RESOURCESto allow someone to stop working for yourelease somebody from somethingHe asked to be released from his contract.4FINANCEto make money available to be usedthe need to release the money for grants→ See Verb tablereleaserelease2 noun1[countable] an official statement, making information publicly availableIn a joint news release, the companies said no agreement had been reached. press release2[countable, uncountable]MARKETING a new product, especially a film, book, or record, or the fact that it is availableThe company is hoping to keep ahead of the market by bringing out anew release of its operating system.The movie has taken $5.1 million since its release.The film will beon general release (=available in most places) on August 3.Origin release1 (1200-1300) Old French relessier, from Latin relaxare; RELAX