break free

break free

(from someone) Go to break away (from someone).
See also: break, free

break something free (from something)

to force something to detach from something; to get something out of the hold of something else. I broke the gun free from her grasp. Someone broke the light fixture free from its mounting.
See also: break, free
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All that was noticeable was the little wilful tendrils of her curly hair that would always break free about her neck and temples.
If only she could rescue him in some manner, help him to break free from this bondage.
I am sorry, too, that with all the energy and resolution in protesting--which she has already shown once--she has little self-reliance, little, so to say, independence, so as to break free from certain prejudices and certain foolish ideas.
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NOF is kicking off National Osteoporosis Month today and issuing a call to action to Break Free from Osteoporosis .
For two girls trapped and desperately in love, only strength, courage, and trust in each other will help them break free and claim their future.
The prison security called for backup and soon central security forces surrounded the prison in fear that armed tribes might help the prisoners break free as happened in previous attempts.
TomTom has launched its global Break Free campaign.
The television personality, taking part in Let's Dance For Comic Relief, took inspiration from the video for I Want To Break Free, in which the Queen frontman wore a tight pink top and black miniskirt.
DRAGON'SDenstarDuncan Bannatyne has re-made the Queen video of I Want to Break Free for National No Smoking Day tomorrow.
DRAGONS' Den star Duncan Bannatyne has remade the Queen video IWant to Break Free to kick start this year's National No Smoking Day.
Former production engineer Andy Bloomfield left his job in the automotive industry, where he'd spent the past 18 years, to set up Break Free, a music management firm designed specifically to represent North East talent.
THE shocking truth emerging from our long-standing benefits culture is that it is harder than ever for children from deprived families to break free into the world of work.
Written by head of The Flippin Group and expert motivational coach Flip Flippen, The Flip Side: Break Free of the Behaviors That Hold You Back is a no-nonsense self-help guide to identifying how personal constraints and often unconscious restrictions can hold one back from one's full potential.
WHILE EXTREMELY APPRECIATIVE of the article "Black Males Locked Out of Jobs" (Newspoints, February 2006), I was ultimately looking forward to possible solutions or avenues one could take to break free from the condition expressed.
As he did that she was trying to break free from his grasp.