unleash

verb un·leash \ ˌən-ˈlēsh \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of unleash

transitive verb
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
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Examples of unleash in a Sentence

  1. The storm unleashed its fury.

  2. The editorial unleashed a torrent of angry responses.

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First Known Use of unleash

circa 1671


UNLEASH Defined for English Language Learners

unleash

verb

Definition of unleash for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


UNLEASH Defined for Kids

unleash

verb un·leash \ ˌən-ˈlēsh \

Definition of unleash for Students

unleashed; unleashing
: to free from or as if from a leash
  • A storm unleashed its fury.


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