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unleash

[uhn-leesh] /ʌnˈliʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to release from or as if from a leash; set loose to pursue or run at will.
2.
to abandon control of:
to unleash his fury.
Origin of unleash
1665-1675
1665-75; un-2 + leash
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unleash

/ʌnˈliːʃ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to release from or as if from a leash
2.
to free from restraint or control
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Word Origin and History for unleash
v.

1670s, from un- (2) + leash (v.). Related: Unleashed; unleashing.

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