1 freeing sb from prison, etc.
ADJ. immediate There have been calls for his immediate and unconditional release. | imminent | early | unconditional
VERB + RELEASE grant sb He was granted early release. | secure A public outcry secured her release from detention.
RELEASE + NOUN date
PREP. ~ from his release from hospital
PHRASES release on bail/parole
2 freeing sb from an emotion, a pain, etc.
ADJ. welcome She saw death as a welcome release from pain. | emotional
VERB + RELEASE give (sb) Crying gave some emotional release.
PREP. ~ from
PHRASES a feeling/sense of release, a release of tension All societies have social mechanisms for the release of tension.
3 book/film/record/piece of news
ADJ. latest, new, recent | commercial | book, CD, film's, news, press, record, video
RELEASE + VERB be/come out The new CD releases will be out on Friday.
1 allow sb to be free
ADV. quickly | immediately | eventually, finally | conditionally, unconditionally
PREP. from She was released from prison last week.
PHRASES newly/recently released
2 allow sth to escape
ADV. accidentally The factory had accidentally released a quantity of toxic waste into the sea.
PREP. from the gases that are released from aerosols | into How much radiation was released into the air?
3 make sth less tight
ADV. suddenly She laughed, the tension inside her suddenly released.
4 make sth available
ADV. officially Figures to be officially released this week reveal that long-term unemployment is still rising.
VERB + RELEASE refuse to Police have refused to release the name of the dead man.
PREP. to Details of the attack have not yet been released to the public.
PHRASES newly/recently released newly released recordings | originally/previously released The album was originally released in 1974.