unleashes, unleashing, unleashedIf you say that someone or something unleashes a powerful force, feeling, activity, or group, you mean that they suddenly start it or send it somewhere.
[V n] Then he unleashed his own, unstoppable, attack...
[V n] The officers were still reluctant to unleash their troops in pursuit of a defeated enemy.
[V-ed] ...the fury unleashed by the church schools' proposals.Syn:let loose
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Unleash — Un*leash , v. t. [1st pref. un + leash.] To free from a leash, or as from a leash; to let go; to release; as, to unleash dogs. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
unleash — index free Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
unleash — 1670s, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + verbal derivative of LEASH (Cf. leash) (n.) … Etymology dictionary
unleash — ► VERB ▪ release from a leash or restraint … English terms dictionary
unleash — [unlēsh′] vt. to release from or as from a leash … English World dictionary
unleash — v. (D; tr.) to unleash against, on (to unleash a new arms race on the world) * * * [ʌn liːʃ] on (to unleash a new arms race on the world) (D; tr.) to unleash against … Combinatory dictionary
unleash — UK [ʌnˈliːʃ] / US [ʌnˈlɪʃ] verb [transitive] Word forms unleash : present tense I/you/we/they unleash he/she/it unleashes present participle unleashing past tense unleashed past participle unleashed 1) to do or to cause something that has a very… … English dictionary
unleash — transitive verb Date: circa 1671 1. to free from or as if from a leash ; let loose < unleash the dogs > < unleashing his anger > 2. to throw, shoot, or set in motion forcefully < unleashed a superb shot…to earn his side a point New York Times > … New Collegiate Dictionary
unleash — /un leesh /, v.t. 1. to release from or as if from a leash; set loose to pursue or run at will. 2. to abandon control of: to unleash his fury. [1665 75; UN 2 + LEASH] * * * … Universalium
unleash — verb /ənˈliʃ/ To free from a leash, or as from a leash; to let go; to release; as, to unleash dogs. Ant: leash … Wiktionary
unleash — verb Unleash is used with these nouns as the object: ↑attack, ↑barrage, ↑flood, ↑fury, ↑onslaught, ↑rage, ↑storm, ↑terror, ↑torrent, ↑volley, ↑wave, ↑wrath … Collocations dictionary