Idioms for free

Origin of free

First recorded before 900; Middle English fre, Old English frēo; cognate with Gothic freis, Old High German frī (German frei), Dutch vrij, Sanskrit priyá- “dear.” Cf. friend, Friday

OTHER WORDS FROM free

synonym study for free

39. See release.
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British Dictionary definitions for for free

Derived forms of free

freer, nounfreely, adverbfreeness, noun

Word Origin for free

Old English frēo; related to Old Saxon, Old High German frī, Gothic freis free, Sanskrit priya dear
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Idioms and Phrases with for free (1 of 2)

for free

Without charge, gratis, as in You can't expect the doctor to treat you for free. [Colloquial; c. 1900]

Idioms and Phrases with for free (2 of 2)

free

In addition to the idioms beginning with free

  • free agent
  • free and clear
  • free and easy
  • free as a bird
  • free enterprise
  • free fall
  • free hand
  • free lunch
  • free rein

also see:

  • breathe easy (freely)
  • feel free
  • footloose and fancy-free
  • for free
  • get off (scot-free)
  • home free
  • make free with
  • of one's own accord (free will)
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