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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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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