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freely

adverb uk   /ˈfriː.li/ us  

freely adverb (NOT LIMITED)

B2 without being controlled or limited: For the first time in months she could move freely. Exotic foods are freely available in supermarkets. She freely (= willingly) admits that she's not as fast a runner as she used to be. We encourage the victims to talk freely (= talk a lot and honestly) about their experiences.

freely adverb (ABLE TO MOVE EASILY)

in a way that is not fixed or joined to anything, so able to move easily: Remember to apply plenty of oil so that the wheel can rotate freely.
(Definition of freely from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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