free verb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “free” - Learner’s Dictionary

free

verb [T]     /friː/ ( present participle freeing, past tense and past participle freed)
ALLOW TO LEAVE
B2 to allow someone to leave a prison or place where they have been kept: The last hostages were finally freed yesterday.Freedom to actOpportunity
GET OUT
to get someone out of a situation or place that they cannot escape from: Firefighters worked for two hours to free the driver from the wreckage.Freedom to actOpportunity
TAKE AWAY
to help someone by taking something unpleasant away from them: The book's success freed her from her financial worries.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
MAKE AVAILABLE ( also free up)
to make something available for someone to use: I need to free up some space for these files.Available and accessiblePresent
(Definition of free verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunburned

Sunburned skin has become red and sore by being in the strong heat of the sun for too long, or is very suntanned.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More