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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Critique: Clutter Intervention: How Your Stuff is Keeping You Stuck is a unique self-help guide to freeing oneself from both physical and emotional clutter.
Perhaps one could have wished for a monograph that was less concerned with freeing oneself from the burden of past historiography, and instead explored in more detail who Richard was, rather than who he was not.
I knew, also, that asserting that right was only the first step: What followed would be the effort of then freeing oneself from a sticky lexicon of adjectives that go on entrapping women who command authority.
His work is based on the principles of "unlearning" and how freeing oneself from obsolete knowledge and assumptions can help one survive--and thrive--in an era of unparalleled change.
It's no exaggeration to say that the feeling was like freeing oneself from the clutches of the fear of unknown.
He follows the Greek philosopher Epicurus' idea of freeing oneself from fear, so he lives each day to the fullest without thinking of his own mortality, instead thinking about how to save other people's lives.
This isn't about vanity; it's about freeing oneself from ridicule and living a normal life.
Simply put, it refers to leaving certain acts and groups of humans "outside the universe of moral obligations" (39), hence freeing oneself from the responsibility of taking a moral stance towards such acts or people.
The tips, true stories, and vignettes from a multitude of contributors all revolve around learning to love and accept oneself, from escaping the inner craving for validation, to the importance of prioritizing proper self-care, to freeing oneself from excessive comparisons to other people.
The Point is to Change It: Poetry and Criticism in the Continuing Present proposes new models of criticism freeing oneself from any limitations of the inherited tradition.
In his concluding chapter, Lawrence brings Western and Eastern philosophies into conversation with implications for the reader, first by describing Kant's categories of understanding as a "mind-generated matrix" that presents reality as "as real as it gets" (187) and then moving to a discussion of mysticism as a method for freeing oneself from the mind-generated matrix.
"The ideas in my book are so new in Poland that the expression 'coming out' doesn't even have its equivalent in Polish yet." Giving positive examples of finding the balance between keeping and hiding secrets, the book even provides exercises that "allow readers to take self-paced steps toward positive and dynamic self-discovery and freeing oneself from the secret."
Relationship and connection are still possible, and highly beneficial, with patients who are afflicted with dementia; Inside Alzheimer's covers the six basic principles of forming a dynamic: freeing oneself from judgment, love, openness to receive love, silence, and thankfulness.
For Maracle, freeing oneself from colonization is as personal a process as the reclaiming of a culture of one's own.
The key to the course, it seems, is not to misjudge the hazards since freeing oneself from them can be painstakingly difficult.