verb \-ˈlēsh\

: to allow or cause (something very powerful) to happen suddenly

: to remove a leash from (an animal) so that it can freely run, attack someone, etc.

Full Definition of UNLEASH

transitive verb
:  to free from or as if from a leash :  let loose <unleash the dogs> <unleashing his anger>
:  to throw, shoot, or set in motion forcefully <unleashed a superb shot … to earn his side a point — New York Times>

Examples of UNLEASH

  1. The storm unleashed its fury.
  2. The editorial unleashed a torrent of angry responses.

First Known Use of UNLEASH

circa 1671


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