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-free /friː/ suffix [in adjectives and adverbs]
free /friː/ adjective


تحویل ، جایز ، ازاد کردن ، بازیگر ازاد ، حرکت قایق در جلو باد ، مطلق ، مستقل ، اختیاری ، مختار ، رایگان ، سخاوتمندانه ، روا ، مجاز ، منفصل ، رها ، بطور مجانی ، ازادکردن ، ترخیص کردن ، میدانی ، عمران: ازاد ، قانون ـ فقه: بخشودن ، بازرگانی: فاقد ، ورزش: مربوط به پای ازاد بازیگر در هوا در هر لحظه ، کمی محدودیت نوع اسلحه ، علوم هوایی: ازاد
مهندسی صنایع: آزاد ، رها کامپیوتر: آزاد ، مجانی

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

free
[adjective]
Synonyms:
- for nothing, complimentary, for free (informal), free of charge, gratis, gratuitous, on the house, unpaid, without charge
- at liberty, at large, footloose, independent, liberated, loose, on the loose, unfettered
- allowed, able, clear, permitted, unimpeded, unrestricted
- available, empty, idle, spare, unemployed, unoccupied, unused, vacant
- generous, lavish, liberal, unsparing, unstinting
[verb]
Synonyms:
- release, deliver, let out, liberate, loose, set free, turn loose, unchain, untie
- extricate, cut loose, disengage, disentangle, rescue
Antonyms: bond, close
Contrasted words: coerced, compelled, constrained, forced, obliged, dependent, restricted, subject, inferior, subordinate, subservient, captive, enslaved, enthralled, subjugated, confined, restrained, impounded, imprisoned, incarcerated, interned, jailed, bound, chained, fettered, shackled, tied, charged, paid, costly, dear, expensive, high, high priced, fetter, hamper, hog-tie, manacle, shackle, trammel, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, circumscribe, confine, limit, restrict, curb, inhibit, restrain, enslave, enthrall, subjugate
Related Idioms: at liberty, free as a bird, free as air, free to come and go, for free, for love, for nothing, on the cuff, on the house, cut loose
Related Words: free-born, unenslaved, delivered, emancipated, enfranchised, freed, liberated, released, democratic, self-directing, self-governing, self-ruling, sui juris, individualistic, unregimented, unbound, unchained, unfettered, unshackled, untied, clear, loose, scot-free, independent, unpaid, unrecompensed, unremunerated, detach, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, extricate, deliver, ransom, redeem, rescue, affranchise, enfranchise
English Thesaurus: available, free, vacant, spare, empty, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

-free /friː/ suffix [in adjectives and adverbs]
without something that you do not want:
a trouble-free journey
duty-free cigarettes
a salt-free diet
They live in the house rent-free.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. free1 S1 W1 /friː/ adjective
[Word Family: noun: freebie, freedom; adverb: free, freely; verb: free; adjective: free]

1. NO COST something that is free does not cost you any money:
Admission is free for children under 9.
All students are offered free accommodation.
Send for our free information pack for more details.
There’s a special free gift with this month’s magazine.

2. NOT A PRISONER not held, tied up, or kept somewhere as a prisoner:
He knew he could be free in as little as three years.
With one leap he was free!
He walked out of the courtroom a free man.
They have called on the government to set all political prisoners free.
He was found not guilty and walked free from the court.
The animals are allowed to run free in the park.
Hundreds of dogs roam free on the streets.
break/pull/struggle free
She broke free from her attacker.

3. NOT CONTROLLED allowed to do or say whatever you want, or allowed to happen, without being controlled or restricted by anyone or anything:
We had a free and open discussion about religion.
free to do something
Remember, you are free to say no.
free from
Newspapers today are entirely free from government control.
Women are struggling to break free from tradition.
free of
I longed to be free of my family.
He became president following the country’s first free elections last year.
We would all support the principle of free speech.
For the first time in its history, the country has a free press.
Patients are now allowed free access to their medical records.
The legislation will allow the free movement of goods through all the countries in Europe.

4. NOT BUSY if you are free, or have some free time, you have no work, and nothing else that you must do ⇒ available:
I’m free next weekend.
free for
Are you free for lunch tomorrow?
free to do something
At last I was free to concentrate on my own research.
a free day/morning/half-hour etc
I haven’t got a free day this week.
Children these days have very little free time.

5. NOT BEING USED something that is free is available to use because it is not already being used:
Is this seat free?
I’m afraid we don’t have any free tables this evening.
He used his free hand to open the door.

6. NOT SUFFERING not suffering from something
free of
At last she was free of pain.
free from
A lot of the patients are now free from symptoms.
pain-free/trouble-free etc
a stress-free life

7. NOT CONTAINING SOMETHING not containing something
free from/of
All our drinks are free from artificial colourings.
fat-free/dairy-free etc
a fat-free yoghurt

8. TAX if something is free of tax, you do not have to pay tax on it
free of
This income should be free of tax.
tax-free/duty-free etc
tax-free earnings
an opportunity to buy duty-free goods

9. feel free spoken used to tell someone that they can do something:
Feel free to ask questions.
‘Can I use your bathroom?’ ‘Yes, feel free.’

10. free and easy relaxed, friendly, and without many rules:
I knew that life wasn’t going to be so free and easy now.
the free and easy atmosphere of university life

11. free spirit someone who lives as they want to rather than in the way that society considers normal

12. give somebody a free hand/rein to let someone do whatever they want or need to do in a particular situation:
The producer was given a free rein with the script.

13. there’s no free lunch (also there’s no such thing as a free lunch) used to say that you should not expect to get something good without having to pay for it or make any effort

14. it’s a free country British English used, usually humorously, to say that you are or should be allowed to do something, after someone has said that you should not do it:
It’s a free country. You can’t stop me.

15. get/take a free ride informal to get something without paying for it or working for it, because other people are paying or working for it:
They are encouraging all workers to join the union rather than just taking a free ride on those who do join.

16. be free with something to be very generous with something:
He seems to be very free with other people’s money.
She is always free with her advice.

17. make free with something informal to use something that belongs to someone else when you should not:
I knew that they had been making free with our food.

18. NOT RESTRICTED something that is free is not held, blocked, or restricted:
We opened both doors to allow a free flow of air through the building.

19. CHEMICALS technical a free chemical substance is not combined with any other substance:
the amount of free oxygen in the atmosphere

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. free2 S3 W3 verb (past tense and past participle freed, present participle freeing) [transitive]
[Word Family: noun: freebie, freedom; adverb: free, freely; verb: free; adjective: free]

1. RELEASE to allow someone to leave prison or somewhere they have been kept as a prisoner Synonym : release:
He expects to be freed quite soon.
The terrorists have at last agreed to free the hostages.
free somebody from something
She was freed from prison last week.

2. NOT CONTROL to allow someone to say and do what they want, after controlling or restricting them in the past
free somebody from/of something
The press has now been freed from political control.
She longed to be freed of her responsibilities.
Art frees the imagination.

3. ALLOW SOMEBODY/SOMETHING TO MOVE to move someone or something so that they are no longer held, fixed, or trapped Synonym : release:
He struggled to free himself, but the ropes were too tight.
I couldn’t free the safety catch.
free somebody/something from something
All the victims have now been freed from the wreckage.

4. STOP SOMEBODY SUFFERING to stop someone suffering from something by removing it
free somebody from something
new drugs that can free people from pain
At last the country has been freed from its enormous debts.

5. MAKE AVAILABLE (also free something ↔ up) to make something available so that it can be used:
I need to free up some of the disk space on my computer.
This should free some money for investment.

6. GIVE SOMEBODY MORE TIME (also free somebody ↔ up) to give someone time to do something by taking away other jobs that they have to do
free somebody (up) to do something
Taking away the burden of administration will free teachers to concentrate on teaching.
We have freed up some staff to deal with the backlog of work.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

III. free3 adverb
[Word Family: noun: freebie, freedom; adverb: free, freely; verb: free; adjective: free]

1. without payment:
Children under four can travel free.
You can get advice free from your local library.
for free
He offered to do the work for free.
All these services are available to the public free of charge.

2. not fixed or held in a particular place or position:
The ropes were now hanging free.
A gold chain swung free around his neck.
freely, scot-free

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

IV. free4 noun [countable] British English informal
a FREE TRANSFER; the process by which a player moves from one football club to another, but the new club does not pay any money for him:
We got Kevin on a free from Manchester United.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

free
adj., adv.
I. not controlled by rules
VERBS be, feel, seem | become | remain | leave sb The government wants to leave companies free to make their own decisions.
ADV. completely, entirely, quite, totally The students are entirely free to choose their own courses.
fairly, reasonably, relatively
PREP. from The organization wants to remain free from government control.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

free
II. not in prison; not restricted/trapped
VERBS be, roam animals roaming free across the plains
break, get, pull, walk The ship broke free from its moorings. They tied him up but he managed to get free. She managed to pull free of her attacker. She walked free from jail.
remain | cut sb/sth, let sb/sth, pull sb/sth, set sb/sth He was trapped by his leg, but his rescuers cut him free. They let their prisoner free. The birds were set free.
ADV. completely, entirely, totally

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

free
III. costing nothing
VERBS be, come This full-colour poster comes free with the magazine.
ADV. absolutely, completely, entirely, totally
PHRASES for free We might be able to get some plants for free.
free of charge We will send you our booklet free of charge.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

free
IV. free from/of sth: without sth
VERBS be | become | remain, stay | keep sth We've managed to keep the garden free of weeds this year.
ADV. completely, entirely, totally At last he's totally free from pain.
relatively

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

free
V. not being used
VERBS be, look, seem | become | keep sth The hospital needs to keep some beds free for emergencies.
ADV. completely

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

free
VI. not busy
VERBS be Are you free this afternoon?
keep sth We try and keep Sundays free.
ADV. completely, entirely, totally | fairly, pretty, reasonably

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

free
verb
VERB + FREE struggle to, try to She struggled to free herself from his grip.
manage to
PREP. from They succeeded in freeing their friends from prison.
of He had finally been freed of his responsibilities.
PHRASES be freed on bail The court ruled that he should be freed on bail of $50,000.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

free
fri:
See: for free , make free , make free with , of one's own accord or of one's own free will

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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