unburden

  • 1 unburden — ► VERB 1) relieve of a burden. 2) (unburden oneself) be relieved of a cause of anxiety or distress through confiding in someone …

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  • 2 Unburden — Un*bur den, v. t. [1st pref. un + burden.] 1. To relieve from a burden. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw off, as a burden; to unload. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 unburden — index alleviate, disencumber, ease, free, mitigate, release, relieve (free from burden) Burton s Legal …

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  • 4 unburden — (v.) 1530s, to unload (transitive), from UN (Cf. un ) (2) reverse of + BURDEN (Cf. burden) (v.). Cf. Ger. entbürden. Reflective sense is recorded from 1580s. Related: Unburdened; unburdening …

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  • 5 unburden — *rid, clear, disabuse, purge Analogous words: disencumber, unload, discharge (see base words at BURDEN vb): *free, release, liberate Antonyms: burden Contrasted words: encumber, load, lade, weight, tax, saddle (see BURDEN) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 unburden — [adj] get rid of clear, confess, confide, disburden, discharge, disclose, disencumber, dispose of, divulge, dump, ease, empty, get off one’s chest*, lay bare*, let hair down*, lighten, lose, out with it*, own, relieve, relinquish, reveal, shake,… …

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  • 7 unburden — [unbʉrd′ n] vt. 1. to free from a burden 2. to relieve (oneself or one s soul, mind, etc.) by revealing or disclosing (something hard to bear, as guilt) …

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  • 8 unburden — v. 1) (B; refl.) he finally unburdened himself to his family 2) (D; refl.) to unburden of (to unburden oneself of a secret) * * * [ʌn bɜːdn] (B;refl.) he finally unburdened himself to his family (D; refl.) to unburden of (to unburden oneself of a …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 unburden — [[t]ʌ̱nbɜ͟ː(r)d(ə)n[/t]] unburdens, unburdening, unburdened VERB If you unburden yourself or your problems to someone, you tell them about something which you have been secretly worrying about. [V pron refl] The Centre became a place where many… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 unburden — UK [ʌnˈbɜː(r)d(ə)n] / US [ʌnˈbɜrd(ə)n] verb [transitive] Word forms unburden : present tense I/you/we/they unburden he/she/it unburdens present participle unburdening past tense unburdened past participle unburdened unburden yourself …

    English dictionary

  • 11 unburden — un|bur|den [ ʌn bɜrdn ] verb transitive unburden yourself to tell someone about your problems so that you feel less worried about them: James needed to unburden himself to someone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 unburden — verb (T) 1 unburden yourself/your heart to tell someone your problems, secrets etc so that you feel better: Jane unburdened herself of a terrible secret. (+ to): He felt an urge to unburden his heart to this stranger. 2 literary to take a heavy… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 unburden — un|bur|den [ˌʌnˈbə:dn US ə:r ] v [T] unburden yourself (to sb) to tell someone your problems, secrets etc so that you feel better …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 unburden — verb relieve of a burden. ↘(unburden oneself) relieve oneself of anxiety or distress through confiding in someone …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 unburden — verb she had a sudden wish to unburden herself Syn: open one s heart, confess, confide, tell all; informal come clean, fess up, spill one s guts, let it all out …

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  • 16 unburden — transitive verb Date: circa 1538 1. to free or relieve from a burden 2. to relieve oneself of (as cares, fears, or worries) ; cast off …

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  • 17 unburden — /un berr dn/, v.t. 1. to free from a burden. 2. to relieve (one s mind, conscience, etc.) by revealing or confessing something. 3. to cast off or get rid of, as a burden or something burdensome; disclose; reveal: He unburdened the worries that… …

    Universalium

  • 18 unburden — verb To free from burden, or relieve from trouble …

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  • 19 unburden — Synonyms and related words: alleviate, be light, break bulk, clear, disburden, discharge, disembarrass, disencumber, dump, ease, have little weight, kick the beam, lighten, lose, make light, make lighter, off load, reduce weight, relieve, rid,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 unburden — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. unload; lighten, relieve; disclose, reveal. See ejection, levity, disclosure. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To unload] Syn. dump, dispose of, relinquish; see lighten 1 , relieve 2 . 2. [To reveal] Syn.… …

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