Definition of unburden
1 : to free or relieve from a burden
2 : to relieve oneself of (as cares, fears, or worries) : cast off
Examples of unburden in a sentence
the crew was frantically unburdening the ship in an attempt to save it
a generous friend unburdened her of that particular financial worry
First Known Use of unburden
UNBURDEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unburden for English Language Learners
: to take a problem or burden away from (someone or something)
UNBURDEN Defined for Kids
Definition of unburden for Students
: 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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