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English definition of “free”

free

verb [T] (NOT IN PRISON)    /friː/
B2 to allow someone to leave a prison or place where they have been kept: After a ten-hour siege the gunman agreed to free the hostages. Anti-vivisectionists last night freed a number of animals from a laboratory.Liberating, relaxing and releasing
(Definition of free verb (NOT IN PRISON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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