release


release
[[t]rɪli͟ːs[/t]]
releases, releasing, released
1) VERB: usu passive If a person or animal is released from somewhere where they have been locked up or looked after, they are set free or allowed to go.

[be V-ed from n] He was released from custody the next day...

[be V-ed from n] He is expected to be released from hospital today...

[be V-ed from n] Fifty-five foxes were released from a fur farm by animal rights activists...

[be V-ed] He was released on bail.

2) N-COUNT: with supp When someone is released, you refer to their release.

He called for the immediate release of all political prisoners.

...the secret negotiations necessary to secure hostage releases...

Serious complications have delayed his release from hospital.

3) VERB If someone or something releases you from a duty, task, or feeling, they free you from it. [FORMAL]

[V n from n] Divorce releases both the husband and wife from all marital obligations to each other...

[V n] This releases the teacher to work with individuals who are having extreme difficulty.

N-UNCOUNT: also a N, oft N from N
Release is also a noun.

Our therapeutic style offers release from stored tensions, traumas and grief... They look on life at college as a blessed release from the obligation to work.

4) VERB To release feelings or abilities means to allow them to be expressed.

[V n] Becoming your own person releases your creativity...

[V n] I personally don't want to release my anger on anyone else...

[V n] Humour is wonderful for releasing tension.

N-UNCOUNT
Release is also a noun.

She felt the sudden sweet release of her own tears.

5) VERB If someone in authority releases something such as a document or information, they make it available.

[V n] They're not releasing any more details yet...

[V-ed] Figures released yesterday show retail sales were down in March.

N-COUNT: with supp
Release is also a noun.

Action had been taken to speed up the release of cheques.

6) VERB If you release someone or something, you stop holding them. [FORMAL]

[V n] He stopped and faced her, releasing her wrist.

[V n] ...the twisting action before a bowler releases the ball.

Syn:
let go
7) VERB If you release a device, you move it so that it stops holding something.

Wade released the hand brake and pulled away from the curb.

8) VERB If something releases gas, heat, or a substance, it causes it to leave its container or the substance that it was part of and enter the surrounding atmosphere or area.

[V n] ...a weapon which releases toxic nerve gas...

[V n] The contraction of muscles uses energy and releases heat...

[V n] The drug is surgically implanted into a woman's arm where it gradually releases the hormones into the body.

N-COUNT: with supp
Release is also a noun.

Under the agreement, releases of cancer-causing chemicals will be cut by about 80 per cent.

9) VERB When an entertainer or company releases a new record, video, or film, it becomes available so that people can buy it or see it.

[V n] He is releasing an album of love songs.

10) N-COUNT A new release is a new record, video, or film that has just become available for people to buy or see.

Of the new releases that are out there now, which do you think are really good?

11) N-UNCOUNT: on N If a film or video is on release or on general release, it is available for people to see in public cinemas or for people to buy.

The video has sold three million copies in its first three weeks on release.

12) See also , news release, press release

English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Release Me — Single par Agnes extrait de l’album Dance Love Pop Sortie 24 novembre 2008 Voir l historique des sorties …   Wikipédia en Français

  • release — re·lease 1 vt re·leased, re·leas·ing 1 a: to relieve or free from obligation, liability, or responsibility the debtor is released from all dischargeable debts b: to give up (a claim, title, or right) to the benefit of another person: surrender …   Law dictionary

  • Release — may refer to multiple things:* Music release or film release, the issuing of a product for sale or public showing * News release, a piece of communication with the purpose of announcing something claimed as having news value * Software release,… …   Wikipedia

  • Release 1 — Release Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Release 2 — Release Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Release 3 — Release Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Release — Студийный альбом …   Википедия

  • Release Me — «Release Me» Сингл Wilson Phillips из альбома Wilson Phillips Сторона «Б» Eyes Like Twins Выпущен июль 1990 Формат CD грампластинка Жан …   Википедия

  • Release — Re*lease (r? l?s ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Released} (r?*l?st ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Releasing}.] [OE. relessen, OF. relassier, to release, to let free. See {Relay}, n., {Relax}, and cf. {Release} to lease again.] 1. To let loose again; to set free… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Release — Re*lease , n. 1. The act of letting loose or freeing, or the state of being let loose or freed; liberation or discharge from restraint of any kind, as from confinement or bondage. Who boast st release from hell. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Relief… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Release Me — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Release Me es una canción de Agnes Carlsson. La canción está en su tercer álbum Dance Love Pop . El tema fue escrito por Agnes Carlsson, Anders Hansson y Sharon Vaughn. Se publicó como segundo sencillo del álbum en… …   Wikipedia Español


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.