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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfree up
he/she/itfrees up
present participlefreeing up
past tensefreed up
past participlefreed up

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  1. same as free2 (sense 4)

    We can probably free up $20,000 for new computer equipment.

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