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free

adjective /friː/
allowed to move where one wants; not shut in, tied, fastened etc
libre
The prison door opened, and he was a free man.
not forced or persuaded to act, think, speak etc in a particular way
libre
free speech You are free to think what you like.
(with with) generous
generoso
He is always free with his money/advice.
frank, open and ready to speak
abierto
Alan was known for his free and easy manner.
costing nothing
gratuito, gratis
a free gift.
not working or having another appointment; not busy
libre
I shall be free at five o’clock.
not occupied, not in use
libre
Is this table free?
(with ofor from) without or no longer having (especially something or someone unpleasant etc)
libre de; librado de
She is free from pain now.
freedom noun the state of not being under control and being able to do whatever one wishes
libertad
All political prisoners were given their freedom.
freedom fighter noun someone who uses violence against a government which they are opposed to. This word is used by people who support this action.
revolucionario
freely adverb in a free manner
libremente
She always gives freely to charity Many people are afraid to speak freely to journalists.
willingly; readily
voluntariamente
I freely admit it was my fault.
Freefone® noun (also freephone; American toll-free number) a telephone number of a business or an organization that can be used free of charge by their customers etc; the system giving this service.
teléfono gratuito
free-for-all noun a contest, debate etc in which anyone can take part
discusión abierta a todos
The marketplace for mobile phone apps has become a free-for-all.
freehand adjective, adverb (of a drawing etc ) (done) without any instruments (eg a ruler) to guide the hand
a mano alzada
a freehand sketch.
freehold adjective (of land, property etc) belonging completely to the owner, not just for a certain time
de feudo franco
a freehold tenancy.
free kick noun (in football/soccer and rugby) an occasion when a player is allowed to kick the ball without any opposition because the other team has done something wrong
penal, tiro libre
The referee awarded a free kick just outside the penalty box.
freelance noun, adjective (of or done by) a person who is working on his own, not for any one employer
independiente, autónomo
a freelance journalist freelance work.
freemason noun a man who belongs to a secret society whose members provide help for each other.
masón
Freepost noun a system in Britain in which a business or an organization pays the cost of the post sent to it.
franqueo pagado
free skating noun a free style in ice-skating competitions.
patinaje libre
free speech noun the right to express an opinion freely
libertad de expresión
I believe in free speech.
free trade noun (business ) trade with foreign countries without customs duties, taxes etc.
libre mercado, libre cambio
freeway noun (American) a motorway.
autopista (sin peaje)
We were driving down the freeway.
freewheel verb to travel (downhill) on a bicycle, in a car etc without using mechanical power.
ir en punto muerto
free will noun the ability to choose and act freely
libre albedrío
He did it of his own free will.
a free hand noun freedom to do whatever one likes
carta blanca
He gave her a free hand with the servants.
set free to make (someone) free
liberar a alguien, poner en libertad a alguien
The hostages were set free after several hours of negotiations.
(Definition of free from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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