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Definition of free adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    without payment
  1. 1(also free of charge) without payment Children under five travel free.
  2. not trapped
  3. 2away from or out of a position in which someone or something is stuck or trapped The wagon broke free from the train. see also scot-free
  4. Idioms
    make free with something (disapproving)
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    to use something a lot or in a careless way, even though it does not belong to you Does she know that you're making free with her belongings?
    (of an animal) to be allowed to go where it likes; not tied to anything or kept in a cage to be allowed to leave court, etc., without receiving any punishment
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: free