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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfriː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/fri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(frē)


Inflections of 'free' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
frees
v 3rd person singular
freeing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
freed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
freed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

free

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. a free [drink, program, newspaper, copy, subscription, service]
  2. a free [man, gift, ticket]
  3. give him a free [ticket, hand]
  4. free [speech, press, access, entrance, education]
  5. free [delivery, shipping] for [national, local, bulk] orders
  6. free [delivery] for [purchases, orders] over [$50]
  7. is free to [customers]
  8. no such thing as a free meal
  9. (six hours of) free calls
  10. [offers, get] [500] free minutes
  11. in your free time
  12. the [parking lot, WiFi] is free to use
  13. is this [seat] free?
  14. the [room, washroom, seat, phone] is free
  15. it's a free country!
  16. was given free rein (to)
  17. free to [choose, decide, live your life, do what you want, be yourself]
  18. free to [roam, run] around
  19. (please) feel free to [ask, email, contact me]
  20. free of [burden, taxes, duties, charges, debt]
  21. free from (artificial) [chemicals, pesticides, additives, defects]
  22. (keep them) free from harm
  23. a free flow of [traffic, water, people]
  24. the free movement of [people, goods]
  25. set them free
  26. set free from [their chains, the bonds, captivity]
  27. [use it, watch movies, do it] for free
v
  1. free the [prisoners, cattle]
  2. freed from [prison, jail, the slaughterhouse]
  3. freed by [the police, firefighters]
  4. freed from the [collapse, wreckage]
  5. freed on [bond, bail, parole]
  6. exonerated and freed
  7. freed her [arm, leg] (from the wreckage)
  8. free your [mind, thoughts]
  9. free yourself to [imagine, succeed, live]
  10. freed (himself) of the [burden, obligations] of
  11. freed me from having to [do, be, take]
  12. my [schedule, day] has freed up
  13. freed up (some) time for
  14. free up space in the [house, closet, garage] (for)
adv
  1. [allowed to, let them] run free
  2. the [bears, cattle, animals] roam free
additional examples
  1. free the [prisoners, cattle]
  2. a free [drink, program, newspaper, copy, subscription, service]
  3. freed from [prison, jail, the slaughterhouse]
  4. a free [man, gift, ticket]
  5. freed by [the police, firefighters]
  6. give him a free [ticket, hand]
  7. freed from the [collapse, wreckage]
  8. free [speech, press, access, entrance, education]
  9. freed on [bond, bail, parole]
  10. free [delivery, shipping] for [national, local, bulk] orders
  11. exonerated and freed
  12. free [delivery] for [purchases, orders] over [$50]
  13. freed her [arm, leg] (from the wreckage)
  14. free for [customers, users, members, everyone, subscribers, students]
  15. free your [mind, thoughts]
  16. is free to [customers]
  17. free yourself to [imagine, succeed, live]
  18. no such thing as a free meal
  19. freed (himself) of the [burden, obligations] of
  20. (six hours of) free calls
  21. freed me from having to [do, be, take]
  22. [offers, get] [500] free minutes
  23. my [schedule, day] has freed up
  24. in your free time
  25. freed up (some) time for
  26. free up space in the [house, closet, garage] (for)
  27. the [parking lot, WiFi] is free to use
  28. free-to-air [channels, TV]
  29. [license-, copyright-, stock-] free (images)
  30. is this [seat] free?
  31. the [room, washroom, seat, phone] is free
  32. it's a free country!
  33. [smoke-, fat-, gluten-, stress-] free
  34. was given free rein (to)
  35. free to [choose, decide, live your life, do what you want, be yourself]
  36. free to [roam, run] around
  37. (please) feel free to [ask, email, contact me]
  38. free of [burden, taxes, duties, charges, debt]
  39. free from (artificial) [chemicals, pesticides, additives, defects]
  40. UK: free-from foods
  41. (keep them) free from harm
  42. a free flow of [traffic, water, people]
  43. the free movement of [people, goods]
  44. free-form [clay, jazz, writing]
  45. free-range [eggs, chickens, poultry, farming]
  46. a free-and-easy [air, manner, lifestyle]
  47. [allowed to, let them] run free
  48. the [bears, cattle, animals] roam free
  49. set them free
  50. set free from [their chains, the bonds, captivity]
  51. [use it, watch movies, do it] for free
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