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free sb from/of sth

phrasal verb with free uk   us   /friː/ verb
to help or make life better for someone by taking something unpleasant away from them: He dedicated his life to freeing the world from famine and disease. I'd like to free myself of some of the responsibilities of this job.
Translations of “free sb from/of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)擺脫……
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)摆脱……
(Definition of free sb from/of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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