unleash

[ uhn-leesh ]
/ ʌnˈliʃ /

verb (used with object)

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

First recorded in 1665–75; un-2 + leash
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unleash

/ (ʌnˈliːʃ) /

verb (tr)

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

unleash


v.

1670s, from un- (2) + leash (v.). Related: Unleashed; unleashing.

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