- to release from or as if from a leash; set loose to pursue or run at will.
- to abandon control of: to unleash his fury.
Origin of unleash
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Examples from the Web for unleash
He said he watched waste haulers back up to the pit and unleash torrents of watery muck.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
Keep in mind that this is just the first round of legislation the newly empowered Republicans are planning to unleash.GOP States’ Hitlist: Abortion, Unions & Hillary
November 18, 2014
Many are certain that China will unleash something sinister in the territory this week if the protests continue.Beijing/Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities as Demonstrations Continue
October 1, 2014
Are we really gearing up to unleash a pack of highly schooled Jack Abramoffs on it as well?Earn Your Degree in… Lobbying?
April 3, 2014
Lulu claims on its site that it is a way to “unleash the value of girl talk and to empower girls to make smarter decisions.”The Lulu App is Ruining Dating
March 6, 2014
He suddenly realized how puny man was against the forces man could unleash.
A rage that he could not control, an anger that he wanted to unleash to its fullest.
There was a power in her voice that she had not intended to unleash.The Saracen: The Holy War
I unleash the Press-agent, and off he shoots, in time to get the story into the evening paper.The Man Upstairs
P. G. Wodehouse
The great hit also seemed to unleash the fiery spirit which had waited its chance.The Young Pitcher
- to release from or as if from a leash
- to free from restraint or control
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Word Origin and History for unleash
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