release verb

1 allow sb to be free

ADV. quickly | immediately | eventually, finally | conditionally, unconditionally

PREP. from She was released from prison last week.

PHRASES newly/recently released

2 allow sth to escape

ADV. accidentally The factory had accidentally released a quantity of toxic waste into the sea.

PREP. from the gases that are released from aerosols | into How much radiation was released into the air?

3 make sth less tight

ADV. suddenly She laughed, the tension inside her suddenly released.

4 make sth available

ADV. officially Figures to be officially released this week reveal that long-term unemployment is still rising.

VERB + RELEASE refuse to Police have refused to release the name of the dead man.

PREP. to Details of the attack have not yet been released to the public.

PHRASES newly/recently released newly released recordings | originally/previously released The album was originally released in 1974.