release noun

1 freeing sb from prison, etc.

ADJ. immediate There have been calls for his immediate and unconditional release. | imminent | early | unconditional

VERB + RELEASE grant sb He was granted early release. | secure A public outcry secured her release from detention.


PREP. ~ from his release from hospital

PHRASES release on bail/parole

2 freeing sb from an emotion, a pain, etc.

ADJ. welcome She saw death as a welcome release from pain. | emotional

VERB + RELEASE give (sb) Crying gave some emotional release.

PREP. ~ from

PHRASES a feeling/sense of release, a release of tension All societies have social mechanisms for the release of tension.

3 book/film/record/piece of news

ADJ. latest, new, recent | commercial | book, CD, film's, news, press, record, video

RELEASE + VERB be/come out The new CD releases will be out on Friday.

release verb

1 allow sb to be free

ADV. quickly | immediately | eventually, finally | conditionally, unconditionally

PREP. from She was released from prison last week.

PHRASES newly/recently released

2 allow sth to escape

ADV. accidentally The factory had accidentally released a quantity of toxic waste into the sea.

PREP. from the gases that are released from aerosols | into How much radiation was released into the air?

3 make sth less tight

ADV. suddenly She laughed, the tension inside her suddenly released.

4 make sth available

ADV. officially Figures to be officially released this week reveal that long-term unemployment is still rising.

VERB + RELEASE refuse to Police have refused to release the name of the dead man.

PREP. to Details of the attack have not yet been released to the public.

PHRASES newly/recently released newly released recordings | originally/previously released The album was originally released in 1974.

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