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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Still the ground is, they will, if they be of spirit, seek to free themselves from scorn; which must be either by virtue or malice; and therefore let it not be marvelled, if sometimes they prove excellent persons; as was Agesilaus, Zanger the son of Solyman, AEsop, Gasca, President of Peru; and Socrates may go likewise amongst them; with others.
The attitude of the four sailors was frightful, distorted as they were by their convulsive movements, whilst making a last effort to free themselves from the cords that bound them to the vessel.
Some moments elapsed before they could distinctly remember where they were, or how they got there; or recollected that while they were standing idle and listless spectators of the fire, they had tools in their hands which had been hurriedly given them that they might free themselves from their fetters.
He declared that behind the two figures on the front seat stood a third, with its hands upon the bowed shoulders of the others, who appeared to struggle vainly to free themselves from its grasp.
Meanwhile Cedric and Athelstane, the leaders of the troop, conversed together on the state of the land, on the dissensions of the royal family, on the feuds and quarrels among the Norman nobles, and on the chance which there was that the oppressed Saxons might be able to free themselves from the yoke of the Normans, or at least to elevate themselves into national consequence and independence, during the civil convulsions which were likely to ensue.
The outside world does not know, neither can it appreciate, the struggle that is constantly going on in the hearts of both the Southern white people and their former slaves to free themselves from racial prejudice; and while both races are thus struggling they should have the sympathy, the support, and the forbearance of the rest of the world.
Then there was a dazzling gleam from a vast number of polished brass helmets, beneath which, as they grew farther out of the soil, appeared the dark and bearded visages of warriors, struggling to free themselves from the imprisoning earth.
The road was blocked off as paramedics treated a driver and passenger, who had managed to free themselves from their damaged vehicle.
'As we subscribe to the democratic system and the democratic system sometimes sees a change in government through elections, we have to bear in mind that the civil servants must free themselves from being bound to the ruling party,' he said.
Rising to a call from Bletchley Park to recover vital documents stolen by a double agent, public services students were challenged to solve a series of complex puzzles and free themselves from a locked room.
They paid rich tributes to the courageous people of Kashmir for remaining steadfast in their resolve to free themselves from brutal Indian occupation.
With their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), he said that there is hope as Nigerians do have the power to free themselves from the captivity and inept leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government come February 16 elections.
Karzai further added that all parties in the conflict should be vigilant, free themselves from the conspiracies of the foreigners and stand against those who are creating divisions and killing the Afghan people.
It was an awakened people who were able to free themselves from the Marcos dictatorship.
He also appealed to the masses to free themselves from the hold of the serpents who had wasted seventy precious years of the nation and were pushing the country backward instead of going forward.