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for free

1. Without requiring a payment in return. The owner gave us some pastries for free because he was about to close the shop for the day.
2. A phrase used to highlight how passionately or intensely one believes something. Listen, I can tell you this for free: if he hasn't called you yet, he's not going to call, period.
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for free

for no charge or cost; free of any cost. They let us into the movie for free. I will let you have a sample of the candy for free.
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for free

Without charge, gratis, as in You can't expect the doctor to treat you for free. [Colloquial; c. 1900]
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for free

without cost or payment; free of charge. informal
1957 Godfrey Smith The Friends Back home we pay if we're ill…You don't expect to be ill for free.
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for ˈfree


1 without having to pay: Some children got into the cinema for free by using old tickets.
2 used for emphasizing how strongly you feel about something: The whole plan is a disaster. I can tell you that for free.
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for free

mod. free from monetary charge; gratis. Is all this really mine for free?
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for free

Informal
Without charge.
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Admittedly, the case for free trade is to some degree hypothetical and counterintuitive.
From claiming in 1987 that "the case for free trade is currently more in doubt than at any time since the 1817 publication of Ricardo's Principles," Krugman in the 1990s arrived at a position of vocal advocacy of free trade.
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In Mexico and throughout Latin America, the perceived betrayal by the United States could seriously undermine support for free trade and free-market reforms generally.
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