free

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free is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
free


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Positive
free

Comparative
freer

Superlative
freest

  1. If something is free, it does not cost money to buy.
    This loaf of bread is free. It costs $0.
  2. If something is free, it is able to go (move) anywhere easily.
    A wild bird is free to go where it likes.
  3. If someone or something is free, it is carefree; it does not have any responsibilities.
    When she is not at work, she is free.
  4. If something is free, it is not blocked.
    The drain was free of anything blocking it.
  5. If something or someone is free, it is not in use.
    This chair does not have anyone sitting in it. It is free.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
free

Third-person singular
frees

Past tense
freed

Past participle
freed

Present participle
freeing

  1. (transitive) If you free something or someone, you release it.
    She frees the birds because they do not belong in a cage.
    We officially free you from jail. You may go.

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