Meaning of RELEASE in English

RELEASE

I.

noun

1 freeing sb from prison, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ immediate

There have been calls for his immediate and unconditional ~.

▪ imminent

▪ early

▪ unconditional

▪ supervised ( AmE )

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

VERB + RELEASE

▪ demand

The outraged public demanded her ~.

▪ grant sb

He was granted early ~.

▪ secure

A public outcry secured her ~ from detention.

▪ negotiate

He negotiated the ~ of American prisoners of war.

RELEASE + NOUN

▪ date

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

his ~ from hospital

PHRASES

▪ ~ sb on bail , ~ sb on parole

2 freeing sb from an emotion, a pain, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ welcome

She saw death as a welcome ~ from pain.

▪ emotional , sexual

VERB + RELEASE

▪ give (sb)

Crying gave some emotional ~.

▪ need

Sometimes we just need some ~ from the pressure.

RELEASE + NOUN

▪ valve ( figurative )

Laughter is an important ~ valve for feelings of frustration.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

PHRASES

▪ a feeling of ~ , a sense of ~

▪ a ~ of tension

All societies have social mechanisms for the ~ 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 ~ of her autobiography

▪ previous , subsequent

▪ commercial

▪ official

▪ cinema ( BrE ), theatrical ( AmE )

The film never got a theatrical ~ 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 ~ of the information.

▪ demand

The senator demanded the immediate ~ of the full report.

▪ announce

He has announced the ~ of his new album.

▪ anticipate , await

I am anxiously awaiting the ~ of the next volume.

▪ block , delay , prevent

The controversy threatens to delay the movie's ~.

RELEASE + VERB

▪ be out , come out

The new CD ~s will be out on Friday.

RELEASE + NOUN

▪ date , schedule

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

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ on

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

PHRASES

▪ in general ~ ( AmE ), on general ~ ( BrE )

The movie is already in/on general ~.

The film will go on general ~ in November.

II.

verb

1 allow sb to be free

ADVERB

▪ quickly

▪ immediately

▪ eventually , finally

▪ conditionally , unconditionally

PREPOSITION

▪ from

She was ~d from prison last week.

PHRASES

▪ newly ~d , recently ~d

▪ ~ sb on bail , ~ sb on parole , ~ sb on licence ( BrE , law ), ~ sb on probation , ~ sb on their own recognizance ( AmE , law )

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

▪ ~ sb unharmed

The hostages were ~d unharmed.

2 let sth go or escape

ADVERB

▪ accidentally

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

▪ slowly

The compound slowly ~s iron into the bloodstream.

▪ quickly , suddenly

The dam suddenly ~d millions of gallons of water.

She laughed, the tension inside her suddenly ~d.

PREPOSITION

▪ from

the gases that are ~d from spray cans

▪ into

How much radiation was ~d into the air?

3 make sth available

ADVERB

▪ officially

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

▪ commercially , publicly

▪ theatrically ( esp. AmE )

The film was never ~d theatrically in the US.

▪ recently

▪ shortly , soon

The new version is expected to be ~d shortly.

VERB + RELEASE

▪ refuse to

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

▪ be expected to

The committee is expected to ~ its findings this summer.

▪ plan to

He's planning to ~ a solo album.

PREPOSITION

▪ in , on

The book has not yet been ~d in paperback.

The album has not been ~d on CD.

▪ to

Details of the attack have not yet been ~d to the public.

PHRASES

▪ newly ~d , recently ~d

newly ~d recordings

▪ originally ~d , previously ~d

The album was originally ~d 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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