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1
[ verb ] release, as from one's grip

Examples

"Let go of the door handle, please!" "relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall"

Used in print

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

Instead of isolating the literal flatness by specifying and circumscribing it , the pasted paper or cloth releases and spreads it , and the artist seems to have nothing left but this undepicted flatness with which to finish as_well_as start his picture .

(Octavia Waldo, A Cup of the Sun....)

The clapping they made on the concrete interrupted him in the ecstatic pleasure he knew , so that he quickly released his hold on the goat and pretended to be examining its haunches for ticks .

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[ noun ] (business) merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)

Examples

"a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra"

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

The program was instituted in 1940 , and releases are available only from the Recording_Laboratory of the Library_of_Congress , Washington 25 , D._C. A catalogue is available on_request .

Howard_Mitchell and the National_Symphony perform in the first two releases , designed for grades one and two .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

All_of the releases , however , are recorded at a gratifyingly high level , with resultant masking of any surface_noise .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Seen in perspective , many_of these releases have a genuine claim to be milestones .

The easiest way to describe this release is to say that it reproduces an interesting and effective Steinberg performance with minimal alteration of its musical values .

Related terms

merchandise free

3
[ verb ] grant freedom to; free from confinement

Used in print

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Thinking the evidence insufficient to get a conviction , he later released him .

4
[ verb ] let (something) fall or spill a container

Synonyms

turn

Examples

"turn the flour onto a plate"

Related terms

transmit throw deflate

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[ verb ] let (something) fall or spill a container

Synonyms

turn

Examples

"turn the flour onto a plate"

Used in print

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

The kiss outraged our friends but it was done and meanwhile had released in me all the remote , exciting premonitions of lust , all the mysterious sensations that I had imagined a truly consummated kiss would convey to me .

Related terms

transmit deflate throw spill

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[ noun ] the act of liberating someone or something

Synonyms

liberation freeing

Used in print

(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)

Of all the possible forms of nonverbal expression , that which seems best to give release , and communicational expression , to complex and undifferentiated feelings is laughter .

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[ verb ] generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

Synonyms

secrete

Examples

"secrete digestive juices" "release a hormone into the blood stream"

Used in print

(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)

A study of their activity on thyroglobulin has shown that thyroxine is not preferentially released and that the degradation proceeds stepwise with the formation of macromolecular intermediates ( Alpers , Petermann and Rall , 1956 ) .

It is assumed that the iodine released from the iodotyrosines remains in the iodide pool of the thyroid , where it is oxidised and re-incorporated into thyroglobulin .

The thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine released by proteolysis and so escaping de-iodination presumably diffuse into the blood_stream .

Related terms

exude water

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[ verb ] eliminate, as of bodily substances

Synonyms

discharge eject expel

Used in print

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

The only effect of lack of a center would then be to release the hydrogen_atoms to occupy general , rather_than special , positions along the [ 111 ] axis .

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[ verb ] (news) prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

Examples

"publish a magazine or newspaper"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

A copy was released to the press .

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

A prepared statement released by the student group Friday stated that `` extensive research by COAHR into techniques and methods of theater integration in other cities indicated that the presence of picket_lines and stand-ins before segregated theaters causes a drop in profits '' .

(Patrick Dennis, Little Me....)

By the time the film was released we were three million dollars over-spent , war was imminent and the public apparently had forgotten all about Mother_Cabrini .

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[ noun ] an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

There are 12 of these to choose from , all_of them of popular_music except for the star release , Pass_in_Review ( SP 44001 ) .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

Proposed property sales of general interest to small business_concerns are publicized through SBA regional news releases , and by `` flyers '' directed to the small business_concerns .

Related terms

announcement

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[ noun ] a process that liberates or discharges something

Examples

"there was a sudden release of oxygen" "the release of iodine from the thyroid gland"

Used in print

(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)

Since the circulating thyroid_hormones are the amino_acids thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine ( cf. Section C ) , it is clear that some mechanism must exist in the thyroid_gland for their release from proteins before secretion .

At the present_time we do not know by what biochemical_mechanism TSH acts_on the thyroid , but for bio-assay of the hormone there are a number of properties by which its activity may be estimated , including release of iodine from the thyroid , increase in thyroid weight , increase in mean height of the follicular cells and increase in the thyroidal uptake of * * f .

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[ noun ] (work) the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

Used in print

(Samuel Elkin, "The Ball Player," Nugget, 6: 5...)

`` You get your unconditional release as of today '' .

Phil said : `` I got my release '' .

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[ verb ] make (information) available publication

Synonyms

free

Examples

"release the list with the names of the prisoners"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

Good Time_Jazz has released a nice two-record album which he made .

Related terms

issue declassify

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[ noun ] euphemistic expressions for death

Examples

"thousands mourned his passing"

Used in print

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

In_time , these minor manifestations will multiply and effloresce , riddling you with frambesia , the king's_evil , sheep_rot , and clonic spasm , until your very existence becomes a burden and you cry_out_for release .

Related terms

death die go depart depart

15
[ verb ] part with a possession or right

Examples

"I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest" "resign a claim to the throne"

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[ noun ] (law,writing) a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation

Synonyms

acquittance

Related terms

legal_document law

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[ noun ] the act of allowing a fluid to escape

Synonyms

spillage spill

Related terms

flow turn spill spill

18
[ noun ] activity that releases or expresses creative energy or emotion

Synonyms

vent outlet

Examples

"she had no other outlet for her feelings" "he gave vent to his anger"

Related terms

activity vent

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[ verb ] make (assets) available

Synonyms

unfreeze free unblock

Examples

"release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"

Related terms

freeze freeze issue

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[ noun ] a formal written statement of relinquishment

Synonyms

discharge waiver

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[ noun ] (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone

Synonyms

tone_ending

Related terms

termination plosion music

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