unburden

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verb un·bur·den \ˌən-ˈbər-dən\

Definition of unburden

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to free or relieve from a burden

  3. 2 :  to relieve oneself of (cares, fears, worries, etc.) :  cast off

Examples of unburden in a Sentence

  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

Circa 1538

First Known Use of unburden

circa 1538



UNBURDEN Defined for English Language Learners

unburden

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verb un·bur·den \ˌən-ˈbər-dən\

Definition of unburden for English Language Learners

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


UNBURDEN Defined for Kids

unburden

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verb un·bur·den \ˌən-ˈbər-dən\

Definition of unburden for Students

unburdened

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unburdening

  1. :  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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