release


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release someone or something from something

to liberate or let someone or something go from something. The police officer released George from the handcuffs. I released all the dogs from the city dog pound.
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release someone to someone

to discharge or distribute someone to someone. The judge released the defendant to his mother. Don was released by the police to his father, who was more than a little bit angry.
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References in classic literature ?
It is not the queen with whom the people are displeased; they ask for Broussel and are only too happy, if you release him to them, to live under your government.
Monseigneur," replied Baisemeaux, "I shall release the prisoner Marchiali when I have summoned the courier who brought the order, and above all, when, by interrogating him, I have satisfied myself.
To tell Sir Percival Glyde the truth with my own lips," she answered, "and to let him release me, if he will, not because I ask him, but because he knows all.
I shall lower myself, indeed, if I gain my release by hiding from him what he has a right to know.
I have heard from Marian," she went on, "that I have only to claim my release from our engagement to obtain that release from you.
I had by many letters and much importunity, and with the intercession of my mother too, had a second return of some goods from my brother (as I now call him) in Virginia, to make up the damage of the cargo I brought away with me, and this too was upon the condition of my sealing a general release to him, and to send it him by his correspondent at Bristol, which, though I thought hard of, yet I was obliged to promise to do.
But Hugh and Dennis stood with their backs against it, and kept them back, until the clamour had so far subsided that their voices could be heard, when they called to them together that to go now, in broad day, would be madness; and that if they waited until night and arranged a plan of attack, they might release, not only their own companions, but all the prisoners, and burn down the jail.
And they swore a great oath to release their friends from Newgate next night; to force the doors and burn the jail; or perish in the fire themselves.
Now that you are about to die the most unthinkably horrid death that it is given a white man to die--let this word of the plight of your wife add to the torments that you must suffer before the last savage spear-thrust releases you from your torture.
No release of radioactive materials to the plant or its environs occurred and operating personnel were not exposed to harmful conditions,'' said the press release issued on Aug.
Specialty lubricant concentrates for most thermoplastics reportedly improve wear resistance and mold release, reduce warpage and rejects, lower material and energy costs, make finishing easier, and reduce tool wear.
The consensus that emerged was that the time lag on the release of information should be shortened.
Instead of applying mold release prior to every cycle, using the MoldWiz 1970JB has reduced required applications to between every third part and every thirtieth part, depending on the configuration of the mold cavity.
Violations of release conditions (technical violations, not new offenses) led to additional incarceration time for many inmates released in 1994.