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English definition of “free sb from/of sth”

free sb from/of sth

phrasal verb with free     /friː/ verb
to help or make life better for someone by taking something unpleasant away from them: He dedicated his life to freeing the world from famine and disease. I'd like to free myself of some of the responsibilities of this job.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of free sb from/of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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