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.

Nearby words

  1. unlead,
  2. unleaded,
  3. unlearn,
  4. unlearned,
  5. unlearnt,
  6. unleavened,
  7. unless,
  8. unlessoned,
  9. unlettered,
  10. unlevel

Origin of unleash

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

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British Dictionary definitions for unleash

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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