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release (someone or something) from (something)

To set someone or something loose from some kind of confinement. He released the woman from his grip and told her to run. The police were forced to release the suspect from prison due to a lack of hard evidence.
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release (someone or something) to (one)

1. To turn custody of someone or something over to another person. The police were instructed to release the prisoner to his family. They impounded my car for a parking violation. I'm just waiting for them to release it to me.
2. To allow or grant access to someone or something to another person. The government said it is finally willing to release the unredacted report to the press. The bank said they would release the funds to me as soon as they could verify the authenticity of the transaction with the other bank. They've been keeping the actor's identity a secret, planning to release him to the world at the film's premiere.
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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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An amount of Rs 60 million have been released for Finance Division out of its total allocations of Rs 12.34 billion while Rs 153 million have been released for Climate Change Division out of its total allocations of Rs 802 million for the current year.
The government also released Rs9.237 billion for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Division, for which an amount of Rs48.701 billion have been allocated in the federal PSDP 2017-18 while Rs286 million has been released for Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority out of its total allocations of Rs321.53 million.
The government also released Rs 8.1 billion for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Division, for which an amount of Rs 48.701 billion have been allocated in the federal PSDP 2017-18 while Rs 201 million have been released for Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority out of its total allocations of Rs 321.53 million.
Out: Zoltan Gera (WBA), free; Diomansy Kamara (Eskisehirspor), free; John Pantsil (Leicester), free; Eddie Johnson (released); Matthew Saunders (released); Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace), undis; David Stockdale (Ipswich), loan; Jonathan Greening (Notts Forest), pounds 670k; Pascal Zuberbuhler (released).
OUT: Juanjo (released), Ben Jackson, (released), Darren Jarvie (released), Martin Rutherford (released), Chris Ross (released), Chris Sutherland (released), Jamie Tulloch (released), Chris Finnegan (released), Liam Fox (Livingston, free), David Proctor (Dundee United, pounds 35,000).
(4.) In practice, this decision meant that the minutes were released on the Friday after the next meeting.
(7) Other states, such as Indiana, make use of determinate sentences where inmates know that if they do not commit any transgressions while incarcerated, they will be released after serving 50 percent of their original sentences.
The researchers then released some kissing bugs within the enclosure.
Searching by chemical name results in releases identified by volume released. A list of links to the side of the map takes users to information including human health effects, manufacturing statistics and uses, environmental fate, and pertinent public health statements.
Compared with nonsex offenders released from state prison, released sex offenders were four times more likely to be rearrested for a sex crime.
"Several products including Enbrel (Genentech), Remicade (J&J) and Humira (Abbott Laboratories) act to mop up the TNFa released and we are developing drug molecules to prevent the release of TNFa.
Ann Potter, wildlife biologist for Washington's Department of Fish and Wildlife, explains that it is difficult to study the behavior and movement of native butterflies when scientists can not determine whether individuals are naturally present or released. "It makes research problematic," Potter says.
EPA's Right-to-Know program began as an answer to the public outcry for information on chemicals released into the air.
* Year(s) for which the claim to the exemption has been released.
Written in Java and released by SPEC in 2000, it was developed with participation from computer vendors, systems integrators, universities, research organizations, publishers, and consultants.