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
The tropical storm that had unleashed the havoc, meanwhile, moved farther north, destroying thousands of coastal homes in Bangladesh and killing three.
During the 2015 NFL season, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton unleashed the dab during a touchdown celebration against the Tennessee Titans and sparked a craze that swept around the globe.
The tropical storm that had unleashed last week’s downpours, meanwhile, moved farther north and destroyed thousands of coastal homes in Bangladesh.
New Trier got off to the perfect start when, less than four minutes into the game, Urban won a ball near midfield, dribbled forward, skipped past a defender and then unleashed a screamer into the net to give the Trevians the advantage.
The crisis in Marawi, home to some 200,000 people, has grown increasingly dire as the militants show unexpected strength, fending off a military that has unleashed attack helicopters, armored vehicles and scores of soldiers.
The future, economists say, lies in unleashing Russia’s entrepreneurs.
The runner was waved around third and Caitlyn Phillips unleashed a one-hop strike to Lexi Madrigal, who applied the tag.
An optional stylus pen and Windows Ink support, on the other hand, allow users to unleash their creative side on all the pixels the screen has to offer.
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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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