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17 / 03 / 2006

RELEASE (2): meaning and examples

Good morning, Yesterday we explained one meaning of the word release: to let someone (a person or an animal) leave a place where they have been kept. Today we will look at some more meanings of this word. RELEASE Meaning 2: (verb) to stop holding something; to let go. Example 1 The boy refused to release his mother's hand. Meaning 3: (verb; noun) to let a substance or energy spread into the area or atmosphere around it, especially as part of a chemical reaction. Example 2 The release of carbon dioxide during the chemical process is a possible danger. Example 3 The flavours of the different ingredients will be released if you let the dish cook for a while. Meaning 4 : (verb; noun) to make something available, such as information or documents. We also use this word to talk about when a film or music first appears on the market. Example 4 The government is debating whether or not to release the reports to the general public. Example 5 The new Almodovar film is due to be released this weekend. An advanced-level, monolingual English dictionary can give you more meanings and examples of this very common verb. Thanks for writing to us with this suggestion, Christian. We hope we've answered your question satisfactorily. If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a relaxing weekend!

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