Definition of unleash
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 — The New York Times
Examples of unleash in a Sentence
The storm unleashed its fury.
The editorial unleashed a torrent of angry responses.
Recent Examples of unleash from the Web
But the dispute unleashed a storm of protest that continued through this spring.
These sessions are designed to inspire and unleash individual youth potential and leadership, while also creating career development awareness, knowledge and opportunities.
Heard in a bona fide jazz room where music takes top priority, Jones unleashes the full force of his pianistic gifts.
Szczur, putting his entire body behind a throw, unleashed a strike from center field.
The easy-going Koepka, 27, just comfortably settled in and unleashed his eye-opening power to get the better of Erin Hills and won the national championship on Sunday in record fashion.
The deadly rig explosion off Louisiana’s coast unleashed the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, with an estimated 134 million gallons of crude spewing into the Gulf over the course of nearly three months.
The rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.
That’s the upper limit scientists have set to keep climate change from hitting an irreversible tipping point, unleashing catastrophic floods, droughts and storms.
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First Known Use of unleash
UNLEASH Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of unleash for Students
: to free from or as if from a leash A storm unleashed its fury.
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