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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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In 1981, when the FOMC cut its meeting schedule back to eight regularly scheduled meetings each year, the lag on releasing the policy record lengthened concomitantly: "A few days after the subsequent meeting" came to mean a publication date that was once again about forty-five days, on average, after the meeting.
If Wall Street's growing demand for cash flow information conflicts with the quarterly timetable for releasing earnings, the natural question becomes: "Which is more important--announcing earnings early or releasing a complete financial report?
KantStik 91WX was specifically designed for the molding of robber items (natural robber, EPDM, Viton, polyacetate) without the use of silicone-based products, providing extra slip and excellent releasing qualities, according to the company.
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Frekote 44-NC/55-NC semi-permanent, nontransferring releasing interface for molding fiberglass, graphite, and boron reinforced epoxy and BMI composites.
Last year, Disney began releasing a series of titles under the ``Walt Disney Treasures'' banner that began with ``Mickey Mouse in Black and White,'' a disc that includes ``Steamboat Willie.
It is said to be finding acceptance throughout the rubber molding industry for use in releasing a broad spectrum of polymers, including fluorinated polymers.
I am pleased to be here today to discuss the procedures that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) follows in recording policy information and releasing it to the public.