Definition of unleash
- unleash the dogs
- unleashing his anger
- unleashed a superb shot … to earn his side a point
- —The New York Times
The storm unleashed its fury.
The editorial unleashed a torrent of angry responses.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unleash.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: 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.
What made you want to look up unleash? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Words Used by Nabokov Quiz
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?TAKE THE QUIZ
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.TAKE THE QUIZ