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freelance

adjective, adverb uk   /ˈfriː.lɑːns/ us    /-læns/
doing particular pieces of work for different organizations, rather than working all the time for a single organization: Most of the journalists I know are/work freelance. a freelance artist

freelance

noun [C] uk   /ˈfriː.lɑːns/ us    /-læns/ ( also freelancer)
someone who does particular pieces of work for different organizations, rather than working all the time for a single organization: The firm employs several freelances.

freelance

verb [I] uk   /ˈfriː.lɑːns/ us    /-læns/
to do pieces of work for different organizations, rather than working all the time for a single organization: I prefer to freelance from home rather than to work in an office.
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