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adverb freely pronunciation in British English /ˈfriːli/
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  1. 1
    without being stopped or controlled by rules or laws
    a freely elected government
    Players can move freely between clubs.
    The shares could be traded freely on the open market.
  2. 2
    easily and smoothly, without being stopped or interrupted
    The traffic is moving quite freely this morning.
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  3. 3
    generously, or in a willing way
    They give their time freely to support our cause.
  4. 4
    not in an exact way, but giving a general idea of the meaning of something
    Freely translated, ‘quid pro quo’ means ‘something for something’.
  5. 5
    without trying to hide anything
    He freely admits he is jealous.


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