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free /fri/ adj. freer, freest 1 not under the control of another person or institution: After twenty years in prison, he was a free man. 2 without political, religious, or economic restrictions: We live in a free country. 3 completely without: The property is free of any debt.||The river is not yet free of pollution. 4 without payment: Admission to the concert is free. 5 not in use, available: The telephone (hotel room, bathroom, etc.) is free now. 6 not busy: Are you free to talk now, or should I come back later? 7 generous: She is free with help and advice for those who need it. 8 giving or spending (too) easily, careless: She is free with her money when she has it. 9 free and clear: without financial obligations, such as debt: The property is free and clear for you to buy. 10 free and easy: relaxed, without worries: Your father is feeling free and easy today, so you can ask him for money. 11 free hand: complete control over s.t.: The couple gave the architect a free hand in designing their new house. 12 to have free rein: to have the power to take any action one wishes: The owner has given her free rein to reorganize the company.
v. [T] freed, freeing, frees 1 to let go, release from s.t. unpleasant, liberate: The jailer freed the prisoner.||Winning the lottery freed him of financial worries forever. 2 to clear away, remove an obstacle: The workers freed the road of the fallen trees. 3 to free s.o.s mind: The mother learned that her lost son was safe, and that freed her mind of fear. 4 phrasal v. sep. to free s.o. or s.t. up: to make available: The state government freed up funds to build housing for the poor.||It freed them up.
adv. 1 moving around without restrictions: The children can run free in the park. 2 for free: without payment: You can visit the museum for free on Tuesdays. 3 to set free: to let go, release, (syn.) to liberate: The judge set the prisoner free.||We opened the cage and set the bird free. -adv. freely.
Thesaurus: free adj. 1 liberated 2 democratic, independent, self-governing 3 devoid of.Ant. full of. 4 complimentary, free of charge, on the house infrml. 5 empty, unoccupied,vacant. Ants. occupied, taken. 6 available 7 liberal, bighearted. Ant. stingy.
v. 1 to turn loose, discharge 2 to unblock.