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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She had forgotten the all-pervasive smell, she explains, wondering how any exertion of the imagination could free someone from the grim reality of the shelter's peeling walls and low, claustrophobia-inducing ceiling.
Offered spells include "Liber cardiacamo" to free someone from pining over unrequited love, "Excito articulus singularis" to never sleep late again, "Elountous saetu" to temporarily change the weather, and much more.
Although it is not permissible to tell a material lie even to free someone from danger, one can prudently mask the truth.
Newman devotes an early chapter to a rebuttal of the antitechnological position and its claims of the desacralization, dehumanization, and idolatry inherent in "Satanic technology." Later, toward the end of the book, he returns to this critique, actually concluding that it "mirrors the pattern of techniques that an educator might employ in trying to free someone from anti-Semitic attitudes" (p.