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verb [transitive] free pronunciation in American English /fri/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefreeing
past tensefreed
past participlefreed
  1. 1
    to let someone leave a prison or a place where they have been forced to stay
    Amnesty International works to free political prisoners.
    The hostages were freed unharmed.
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  2. 2
    to help someone to get out of a place
    Rescuers managed to free the trapped climbers.
    free someone/something from something: They helped free the injured driver from the wreckage.
  3. 3
    to remove something unpleasant that affects someone or limits their behavior
    free someone/something from something: Morphine was given to free her from pain.
    free someone/something of something: He has been freed of direct responsibility for his staff.
  4. 4



    free up

    to make someone or something available to be used for something else
    By scrapping this scheme, the government has freed vital resources.
    free someone/something for something: We need to free more police officers for street duties.
    free someone/something to do something: A classroom assistant frees teachers to concentrate on teaching.
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red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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