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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He said that our forefathers achieved a separate homeland for Muslims after rendering great sacrifices and freed themselves from Hindu and British domination under the dynamic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam.
Although firemen and ambulance crews rushed to the scene, the pilot and passenger had already freed themselves from the tangle and walked up the field.
In another incident, seven people freed themselves from a car and a taxi which became stuck in rising water in Station Street, Darlaston.
Two people had already freed themselves from the Corsa when firefighters arrived.
Gradually, they freed themselves from the cult and from their difficult pasts to find a life full of happiness and children: a return to college for Deborah, and a continuation of Santana's successful musical career, which has been fully supported by Deborah.
Instead, as women have freed themselves from the prison of the female gender role and taken up many tasks and traits traditionally associated with men, so men need to free themselves from the prison of the male gender role and take up tasks and traits traditionally associated with women.
I know that within a few generations, African Americans have freed themselves from the grip of poverty and achieved financial successes undreamed of by our ancestors.
Having made their statement out of Sacramento and Portland, and having freed themselves from the harassment and intimidation they sometimes experienced, the timber cops feel a sense of relief, even hope, these days.
The driver, a woman in her 30s, another female passenger in her 20s and a man in his 20s had all freed themselves from the car before firefighters arrived.