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free

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English definition

    Noun

  • 1. people who are free;

    • "the home of the free and the brave"

    Verb

  • 1. grant freedom to; free from confinement

  • 2. relieve from;

    • "Rid the the house of pests"
  • 3. remove or force out from a position;

    • "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"
    • "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
  • 4. grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to;

    • "She exempted me from the exam"
  • 5. make (information) available publication;

    • "release the list with the names of the prisoners"
  • 6. free from obligations or duties

  • 7. free or remove obstruction from;

    • "free a path across the cluttered floor"
  • 8. let off the hook;

    • "I absolve you from this responsibility"
  • 9. part with a possession or right;

    • "I am relinquishing my bedroom to the long-term house guest"
    • "resign a claim to the throne"
  • 10. make (assets) available;

    • "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"

    Adjective

  • 1. able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint;

    • "free enterprise"
    • "a free port"
    • "a free country"
    • "I have an hour free"
    • "free will"
    • "free of racism"
    • "feel free to stay as long as you wish"
    • "a free choice"
  • 2. unconstrained or not chemically bound in a molecule or not fixed and capable of relatively unrestricted motion;

    • "free expansion"
    • "free oxygen"
    • "a free electron"
  • 3. costing nothing;

    • "complimentary tickets"
  • 4. not occupied or in use;

    • "a free locker"
    • "a free lane"
  • 5. not fixed in position;

    • "the detached shutter fell on him"
    • "he pulled his arm free and ran"
  • 6. not held in servitude;

    • "after the Civil War he was a free man"
  • 7. not taken up by scheduled activities;

    • "a free hour between classes"
    • "spare time on my hands"
  • 8. not literal;

    • "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"
    • "a free translation of the poem"

    Adverb

  • 1. without restraint;

    • "cows in India are running loose"

Example sentences

  • Treat this house as your own, feel free.

  • I have given him a free hand in the matter.

  • I feel so free without those tight clothes.

  • You can drive a hard bargain in the free market.

  • The evidence given by his friend turned the scales, and the boy was set free.

  • The general directed that the prisoners should be set free.

  • When an atom of U 235 is split, several neutrons are set free.

  • The cat made a struggle to get free.

  • Only a truly free person has human dignity.

  • The thief struggled to get free.

  • He cut desperately at the rope in an attempt to free his foot.

  • Free you from worry.

  • Now that I've got my divorce, I feel as free as a bird.

  • Much as we may pride ourselves on our good taste, we are no longer free to choose the things we want, for advertising exerts a subtle influence on us.

  • He is free from prejudice to everybody.

  • Tom gave him a free pass on the railway.

  • The girl asked her father to free the bird from the cage.

  • In this country children of denizen go to school free.

  • You are free to leave the house at will.

  • The committee ruled that the US ban constituted an infringement of free trade.

  • He made the suggestion that the political prisoners ( should ) be set free.

  • Make it anytime that suits you ; I'm always free.

  • an unfettered free market

  • a voucher for a free meal

  • What I did for you was free, gratis, you understand?

  • They broke free and made off in a stolen car.

Phrase collocation

  • for free

    (informal)without cost or payment

    • these professionals were giving their time for free.

  • free and easy

    informal and relaxed

  • free, gratis, and for nothing

    (humorous)without charge

  • a free hand

    freedom to act at one's own discretion

  • free on board (或 rail)

    (缩略词: f.o.b. 或 f.o.r.)including or assuming delivery without charge to a ship or railway wagon

  • (a) free rein

  • a free ride

    used in reference to a situation in which someone benefits without having to make a fair contribution

    • people have been having a free ride, paying so little rent that there is no money for maintenance.

  • the free world

    the non-communist countries of the world, as formerly opposed to the Soviet bloc

  • it's a free country

    said when asserting that a course of action is not illegal or forbidden, often in justification of it

  • make free with

    treat without ceremony or proper respect

    • he'll have something to say about your making free with his belongings.

  • for free【非正式用语】

    Without charge.

Synonym discrimination

  • free, liberate, release, discharge

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