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"freely" in British English

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freelyadverb

uk   /ˈfriː.li/ us   /ˈfriː.li/
  • 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.

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(Definition of freely from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"freely" in American English

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freelyadverb

us   /ˈfri·li/
  • freely adverb (WITHOUT LIMITS)

without being controlled or limited: The animals are allowed to roam freely instead of being kept in cages. Everyone is encouraged to speak freely (= talk honestly).
  • freely adverb (WITHOUT BEING HELD )

without being physically held or trapped: The steering wheel should move freely.
(Definition of freely from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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