release


release
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noun
1 freeing sb from prison, etc.
ADJECTIVE
immediate

There have been calls for his immediate and unconditional release.

imminent
early
unconditional
supervised (AmE)

On completing his prison sentence Smith will serve three years of supervised release.

VERB + RELEASE
demand

The outraged public demanded her release.

grant sb

He was granted early release.

secure

A public outcry secured her release from detention.

negotiate

He negotiated the release of American prisoners of war.

RELEASE + NOUN
date
PREPOSITION
release from

his release from hospital

PHRASES
release sb on bail, release sb on parole
2 freeing sb from an emotion, a pain, etc.
ADJECTIVE
welcome

She saw death as a welcome release from pain.

emotional, sexual
VERB + RELEASE
give (sb)

Crying gave some emotional release.

need

Sometimes we just need some release from the pressure.

RELEASE + NOUN
valve (figurative)

Laughter is an important release valve for feelings of frustration.

PREPOSITION
release from
PHRASES
a feeling of release, a sense of release
a release of tension

All societies have social mechanisms for the release of tension.

3 book, film/movie, music, piece of news, etc.
ADJECTIVE
latest, new, recent
forthcoming, future, upcoming (esp. AmE)

a publicity tour for the upcoming release of her autobiography

previous, subsequent
commercial
official
cinema (BrE), theatrical (AmE)

The film never got a theatrical release but went straight to video.

news, press
album, book, film (esp. BrE), movie (esp. AmE), record
CD, DVD, video
VERB + RELEASE
authorize

The judge authorized the release of the information.

demand

The senator demanded the immediate release of the full report.

announce

He has announced the release of his new album.

anticipate, await

I am anxiously awaiting the release of the next volume.

block, delay, prevent

The controversy threatens to delay the movie's release.

RELEASE + VERB
be out, come out

The new CD releases will be out on Friday.

RELEASE + NOUN
date, schedule

Under the current release schedule, the series will be available on DVD early next year.

PREPOSITION
release on

I've been eagerly awaiting this film's release on DVD.

PHRASES
in general release (AmE), on general release (BrE)

The movie is already in/on general release.

The film will go on general release in November.

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verb
1 allow sb to be free
ADVERB
quickly
immediately
eventually, finally
conditionally, unconditionally
PREPOSITION
from

She was released from prison last week.

PHRASES
newly released, recently released
release sb on bail, release sb on parole, release sb on licence (BrE, law), release sb on probation, release sb on their own recognizance (AmE, law)

He was released on his own recognizance and could face up to four years in jail.

release sb unharmed

The hostages were released unharmed.

2 let sth go or escape
ADVERB
accidentally

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

slowly

The compound slowly releases iron into the bloodstream.

quickly, suddenly

The dam suddenly released millions of gallons of water.

She laughed, the tension inside her suddenly released.

PREPOSITION
from

the gases that are released from spray cans

into

How much radiation was released into the air?

3 make sth available
ADVERB
officially

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

commercially, publicly
theatrically (esp. AmE)

The film was never released theatrically in the US.

recently
shortly, soon

The new version is expected to be released shortly.

VERB + RELEASE
refuse to

Police have refused to release the name of the dead man.

be expected to

The committee is expected to release its findings this summer.

plan to

He's planning to release a solo album.

PREPOSITION
in, on

The book has not yet been released in paperback.

The album has not been released on CD.

to

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

PHRASES
newly released, recently released

newly released recordings

originally released, previously released

The album was originally released in 1974.

Release is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑gland, ↑picture
Release is used with these nouns as the object: ↑aggression, ↑album, ↑anger, ↑arrow, ↑asset, ↑balloon, ↑bomb, ↑brake, ↑breath, ↑bulletin, ↑button, ↑capital, ↑captive, ↑carbon dioxide, ↑catch, ↑CD, ↑chemical, ↑cloud, ↑clutch, ↑collection, ↑defendant, ↑disc, ↑document, ↑draft, ↑DVD, ↑edition, ↑egg, ↑emotion, ↑energy, ↑feeling, ↑figure, ↑film, ↑finding, ↑flavour, ↑flood, ↑fund, ↑game, ↑gas, ↑grip, ↑guideline, ↑hold, ↑hormone, ↑hostage, ↑information, ↑inmate, ↑key, ↑lever, ↑list, ↑memo, ↑model, ↑movie, ↑music, ↑news, ↑oxygen, ↑paper, ↑patch, ↑pedal, ↑photograph, ↑poll, ↑pollutant, ↑prisoner, ↑radioactivity, ↑recommendation, ↑record, ↑recording, ↑report, ↑result, ↑scent, ↑series, ↑sigh, ↑single, ↑statement, ↑statistics, ↑suspect, ↑tape, ↑tension, ↑title, ↑torrent, ↑track, ↑transcript, ↑update, ↑version, ↑video, ↑videotape

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