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 — New York Times>
Examples of unleash in a sentence
The storm unleashed its fury.
The editorial unleashed a torrent of angry responses.
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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