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


verb (transitive)
to release from or as if from a leash
to free from restraint or control
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for unleash

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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