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. 2001.

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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 — /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

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