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English definition of “free”

free

verb [T] (MAKE LOOSE)    /friː/
to move or make loose someone or something that is caught or held somewhere : Both men were freed from the wreckage after a four-hour operation . In vain he tried to free the rope around his hands .Liberating, relaxing and releasing
(Definition of free verb (MAKE LOOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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