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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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