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"freelance" in British English

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freelanceadjective, adverb

uk   /ˈfriː.lɑːns/ us   /ˈfriː.læns/

freelancenoun [C]

uk   /ˈfriː.lɑːns/ us   /ˈfriː.læns/ also freelancer UK

freelanceverb [I]

uk   /ˈfriː.lɑːns/ us   /ˈfriː.læns/
(Definition of freelance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"freelance" in American English

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freelanceadjective, adverb [not gradable]

us   /ˈfriˌlæns/
freelance
verb [I] us   /ˈfriˌlæns/
She freelanced for years while her children were in school.
freelancer
noun [C] us   /ˈfriˌlæn·sər/ also freelance, /ˈfriˌlæns/
(Definition of freelance from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"freelance" in Business English

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freelanceadverb

uk   /ˈfriːlɑːns/ us   /ˈfriːlæns/ WORKPLACE
if you work freelance, you work for yourself and do projects with different companies rather than being a company employee: She set up her own editorial business and now works freelance from home. After ten years in corporate advertising he decided to go freelance.

freelanceadjective

uk   /ˈfriːlɑːns/ us   /ˈfriːlæns/ WORKPLACE
used to describe a freelancer or the work done by a freelancer: a freelance writer/journalist/designerfreelance work/job/contract She took on several freelance writing jobs before landing a full-time position at the newspaper.

freelanceverb [I]

uk   /ˈfriːlɑːns/ us   /ˈfriːlæns/ WORKPLACE
to work for yourself and do projects with different companies rather than being a company employee: freelance for/with sb Jones continues to freelance for the radio station despite officially retiring two years ago.

freelancenoun

uk   /ˈfriːlɑːns/ us   /ˈfriːlæns/ UK WORKPLACE
→  freelancer
(Definition of freelance from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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