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unburden

unburden

verb un·bur·den \-ˈbər-dən\

: to take a problem or burden away from (someone or something)

Full Definition of UNBURDEN

transitive verb
1
:  to free or relieve from a burden
2
:  to relieve oneself of (as cares, fears, or worries) :  cast off

Examples of UNBURDEN

  1. <the crew was frantically unburdening the ship in an attempt to save it>
  2. <a generous friend unburdened her of that particular financial worry>

First Known Use of UNBURDEN

circa 1538

Rhymes with UNBURDEN

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