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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
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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

UNBURDEN Defined for Kids

unburden

verb un·bur·den \ˌən-ˈbər-dən\
un·bur·denedun·bur·den·ing

Definition of UNBURDEN for Kids

:  to free from a burden and especially from something causing worry or unhappiness <After weeks of worry she unburdened herself to her friends.>

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