free (someone or oneself) from (someone or something)

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free (someone or oneself) from (someone or something)

To loose or release someone or oneself from something. Good luck freeing yourself from student loan debt. Oh boy, one of the kids must have freed the dog from her cage. Can you believe that girl was able to free herself from her kidnapper?
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free someone or something from someone or something

to release or unburden someone or something from someone or something. We freed the raccoon from the trap. Max tried to free himself from the police officer. The dog tried to free itself from the dogcatcher.
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"Let us, at any rate, free ourselves from the reproach of ingratitude so far as regards my grandfather - Gerald Fentolin - to whom I believe we are indebted for this wine.
It is true that the science of medicine, as it now exists, contains few things whose utility is very remarkable: but without any wish to depreciate it, I am confident that there is no one, even among those whose profession it is, who does not admit that all at present known in it is almost nothing in comparison of what remains to be discovered; and that we could free ourselves from an infinity of maladies of body as well as of mind, and perhaps also even from the debility of age, if we had sufficiently ample knowledge of their causes, and of all the remedies provided for us by nature.
'We will perish or we will free ourselves from Indian occupation.' he concluded.
Her portmanteau -- Mostarghia -- embodies the fact that "It's no simple matter for us to free ourselves from the Balkans and their timeless madness."
At the top end of the scale, close to 65% of over 65s in the country as a whole, voted to free ourselves from the bondage of the EU.
One way we can free ourselves from the trap of trying to avoid painful thoughts is using a technique called defusion.
We have to completely free ourselves from the blackmail of the dollar", Maduro said speaking at a meeting with governors, mayors and the youth of cities dedicated to the Beautiful Venezuela programme, RIA Novosti reported.
The president also called on everyone to dedicate their skills and talents to serve the country, "just like Rizal did." "We need to free ourselves from the shackles of poverty, criminality and corruption.
We are asking: Is it not time to free ourselves from them?' he queried.
"Today, we were able to free ourselves from their influence and appeal to our fellow members to surrender and join the folds of law," he said.
Only by electing leaders who are free of these prejudices can we free ourselves from continuing the march toward a constitutional dictatorship.
He doesn't want to rule or conquer the world, but rather He wants us to free ourselves from misery.
Offering plain language and a reassuring conversational tone, this guide for students and creative writers of all genres puts emphasis on observing the world around us as a way to free ourselves from being trapped in our heads.
Sharif further said the whole country has been converted into one big prison but we shall break these chains now and free ourselves from this jail.