releaseverb [T]uk /rɪˈliːs/ us /rɪˈliːs/
release verb [T] (MAKE FREE)
release verb [T] (MAKE PUBLIC)
- The information has been released in dribs and drabs.
- A new mix of their hit single is due to be released early next month.
- We cannot release the names of the soldiers who were killed until we have informed their next of kin.
- Police blundered by not releasing more details about the case to focus public interest.
- They've just released a CD of their greatest hits.
releasenounuk /rɪˈliːs/ us /rɪˈliːs/
release noun (MAKING FREE)
- Immured in a dark airless cell, the hostages waited six months for their release.
- After such a long illness, her death came as a merciful release.
- This decision has removed the last obstacle to the hostages' release.
- He killed the man just a month after his release from a secure mental hospital.
- The pending releases of the prisoners are meant to create a climate for negotiation.
release noun (MAKING PUBLIC)