set free

This page is about the collocation set free

collocation pattern: verb + adjective

Meaning

to let someone or something go free

For example

  • After catching and tagging the birds, we set them free.

  • Will the hostages really be set free if we pay the ransom money?

Quick Quiz

If you've set caged animals free, you've

a. freed them from cages

b. caged some free animals

c. let people see them for free

Contributor: Matt Errey