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release

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈliːs/
PRISONER B2 to allow a prisoner to be free: Six hostages were released shortly before midday.Liberating, relaxing and releasing
STOP HOLDING to stop holding someone or something: Release the handle.Liberating, relaxing and releasing
INFORMATION to let the public have news or information about something: Police have not released the dead woman's name.Announcing, informing and statingRevealing secrets and becoming known
RECORD/FILM B2 to make a record or film available for people to buy or see: The album is due to be released in time for Christmas.Available and accessiblePresentCinema - general wordsSound and image recordings
SUBSTANCE to let a substance flow out from somewhere: Dangerous chemicals were accidentally released into the river.Emitting and ejecting
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