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1 release /rɪˈliːs/ verb
releases; released; releasing
1 release
/rɪˈliːs/
verb
releases; released; releasing
Learner's definition of RELEASE
[+ object]
: to allow (a person or animal) to leave a jail, cage, prison, etc. : to set (someone or something) free
: to stop holding (someone or something)
: to allow (a substance) to enter the air, water, soil, etc.
: to cause (an emotion, a feeling, etc.) to go away by expressing it or dealing with it in some way
: to free (someone) from a duty, responsibility, etc.
: to give up control or possession of (something)
: to make (something) available to the public
: to allow (part of a machine, device, etc.) to go back to its normal position
2 release /rɪˈliːs/ noun
plural releases
2 release
/rɪˈliːs/
noun
plural releases
Learner's definition of RELEASE
: the act of releasing someone or something: such as
: the act of allowing a person or animal to leave a jail, cage, prison, etc.
[noncount]
[count]
: the act of allowing a substance to enter the air, water, soil, etc.
[noncount]
[count]
: the act of freeing someone from a duty, responsibility, etc.
[noncount]
[count]
[noncount] : the act of making something available to the public
[singular] : a way of dealing with and getting rid of unpleasant emotions, feelings, etc.
formal : an end to pain, distress, etc.
[noncount]
[singular]
[count] : something (such as a new product or an official statement) that is made available to the public
see also press release
[count] : an official document which states that a company, person, etc., is not responsible if you are hurt while doing something
[count] : a device that allows a part of a machine to move freely
[count] US, sports : the action or manner of throwing a ball usually singular
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