Definition of unburden
1 : to free or relieve from a burden
2 : to relieve oneself of (cares, fears, worries, etc.) : 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
Recent Examples of unburden from the Web
Katy Perry is really unburdening herself this press cycle.
Democracy for America Chair Jim Dean unburdened himself in a press release delivered soon after Ossoff's loss was confirmed.
To unburden some of its debt, Gymboree has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and will reportedly close more than 375 of its stores.
But, usually, unburdening ourselves rather than burden-sharing won't work out to our liking.
The Word of God was proclaimed offering the promise of peaceful rest unburdened in life eternal for their son.
After ending Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought last season, James has been unburdened, free of the criticism or consequences.
After ending Cleveland's 52-year championship drought last season, James has been unburdened, free of the criticism or consequences.
Like other CEOs, Fischer had seen the labor and pension reforms as ways to unburden companies from regulations, generate jobs and reduce disputes with workers.
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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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