Meaning of FREE in English

FREE

I.

verb

VERB + FREE

▪ struggle to , try to

She struggled to ~ herself from his grip.

▪ manage to

PREPOSITION

▪ from

They succeeded in ~ing their friends from prison.

▪ of

He had finally been ~d of his responsibilities.

PHRASES

▪ be ~d on bail

The court ruled that he should be ~d on bail of $50 000.

Free is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ capital , ↑ captive , ↑ hostage , ↑ inmate , ↑ mind , ↑ prisoner , ↑ slave , ↑ tongue

II.

adj. , adv.

1 not controlled by rules

VERBS

▪ be , feel , seem

▪ become

▪ remain

▪ leave sb

The government wants to leave companies ~ to make their own decisions.

ADVERB

▪ completely , entirely , quite , totally

The students are entirely ~ to choose their own courses.

▪ truly

▪ fairly , reasonably , relatively

PREPOSITION

▪ from

The organization wants to remain ~ from government control.

2 not in prison; not restricted/trapped

VERBS

▪ be , roam , run

animals roaming ~ across the plains

▪ break , get , pull

The ship broke ~ from its moorings.

They tied him up but he managed to get ~.

She managed to pull ~ of her attacker.

▪ go , walk

He said he would let the prisoners go ~.

She walked ~ 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 ~.

They let their prisoner ~.

The birds were set ~.

ADVERB

▪ completely , entirely , totally

▪ truly

3 costing nothing

VERBS

▪ be , come

This attractive poster comes ~ with the magazine.

ADVERB

▪ absolutely , completely , entirely , totally

▪ virtually

PHRASES

▪ for ~

We might be able to get some plants for ~.

▪ ~ of charge

We will send you our booklet ~ of charge.

PREPOSITION

▪ for

The exhibition is ~ for children under ten.

4 free from / of sth without sth

VERBS

▪ be

▪ become

▪ remain , stay

▪ keep sth

We've managed to keep the garden ~ of weeds this year.

ADVERB

▪ completely , entirely , totally

At last he's totally ~ from pain.

▪ relatively

▪ virtually

5 not being used

VERBS

▪ be , seem

▪ become

▪ keep sth

The hospital needs to keep some beds ~ for emergencies.

ADVERB

▪ completely

6 not busy

VERBS

▪ be

Are you ~ this afternoon?

▪ keep sth

We try and keep Sundays ~.

ADVERB

▪ completely , entirely , totally

▪ fairly , pretty , reasonably

Free is used with these nouns: ↑ access , ↑ accommodation , ↑ admission , ↑ advice , ↑ agent , ↑ association , ↑ booze , ↑ buffet , ↑ CD , ↑ choice , ↑ clinic , ↑ collection , ↑ competition , ↑ concert , ↑ consultation , ↑ copy , ↑ country , ↑ coupon , ↑ distribution , ↑ drink , ↑ election , ↑ electricity , ↑ end , ↑ enquiry , ↑ enterprise , ↑ entertainment , ↑ entry , ↑ exchange , ↑ exercise , ↑ expression , ↑ flow , ↑ gift , ↑ gig , ↑ hand , ↑ handout , health service, ↑ hotline , ↑ improvisation , ↑ instruction , ↑ interpretation , ↑ jazz , ↑ kick , ↑ labour , ↑ leaflet , ↑ lift , ↑ love , ↑ mailing list , ↑ man , ↑ market , ↑ membership , ↑ merchandise , ↑ movement , ↑ nation , ↑ offer , ↑ overdraft , ↑ pardon , ↑ parking , ↑ pass , ↑ passage , ↑ prescription , ↑ press , ↑ publicity , ↑ quotation , ↑ quote , ↑ registration , ↑ rent , ↑ rental , ↑ republic , ↑ ride , ↑ sample , ↑ seminar , ↑ service , ↑ site , ↑ society , ↑ software , ↑ space , ↑ speech , ↑ spirit , ↑ subscription , ↑ thinker , ↑ thought , ↑ ticket , ↑ time , ↑ trade , ↑ trader , ↑ trading , ↑ transfer , ↑ translation , ↑ travel , ↑ treatment , ↑ trial , ↑ trip , ↑ tuition , ↑ union , ↑ use , ↑ verse , ↑ vote , ↑ weight , ↑ will , ↑ world

III.

adv.

Free is used with these verbs: ↑ call , ↑ distribute , ↑ provide , ↑ roam , ↑ supply , ↑ wriggle

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .