free up

This page is about the phrasal verb free up.

Meaning: to make someone or something available by releasing them from their usual duties or function

For example:

  • free up sb/sth We need to free up some of our factory workers so they can help us out.

  • free sb/sth up The company had to free some of its production capacity up in order to fill a special order.

Quick Quiz:

We won't be able to finance development of our new products unless we free up some of our

a. office staff

b. investment funds

c. leisure time

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