free
adjective, adverb
  1. not costing any money

    Examples
    • I have been given a free ticket to the exhibition.

    • The price includes free delivery.

    • All goods in the store are delivered free.

    • A catalogue will be sent free on request.

  2. with no restrictions

    Usage
    free of tax
    with no tax having to be paid
    Usage
    free of duty
    with no duty to be paid
verb

to make something available or easy

Example

The government's decision has freed millions of pounds for investment.

"American business as a whole is increasingly free from heavy dependence on manufacturing" [Sunday Times]

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