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free verb [T]
UK /friː/ US /friː/
present participle freeing | past tense and past participle freed
free verb [T] (ALLOW TO LEAVE)
B2 to allow someone to leave a prison or place where they have been kept:
The last hostages were finally freed yesterday.
free verb [T] (GET OUT)
to get someone out of a situation or place that they cannot escape from:
Firefighters worked for two hours to free the driver from the wreckage.
free verb [T] (TAKE AWAY)
to help someone by taking something unpleasant away from them:
The book's success freed her from her financial worries.
disrupt verb [T]
UK /dɪsˈrʌpt/ US /dɪsˈrʌpt/
B2 to prevent something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected:
Heavy snow disrupted travel into the city this morning.
The meeting was disrupted by a group of protesters who shouted and threw fruit at the speaker.
UK /ˈstræn.dɪd/ US /ˈstræn.dɪd/
C2 unable to leave somewhere because of a problem such as not having any transport or money:
He left me stranded in town with no car and no money for a bus.
If the tide comes in, we'll be stranded on these rocks.
(from Cambridge Dictionary)
take a hit PHRASE INFORMAL
to suffer damage or loss
Clothing took the biggest hit, with sales down by 35%.