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un·bur·den

 (ŭn-bûr′dn)
tr.v. un·bur·dened, un·bur·den·ing, un·bur·dens
To free from or relieve of a burden or trouble: unburden one's mind.

unburden

(ʌnˈbɜːdən)
vb (tr)
1. to remove a load or burden from
2. to relieve or make free (one's mind, oneself, etc) of a worry, trouble, etc, by revelation or confession
Archaic spelling: unburthen

un•bur•den

(ʌnˈbɜr dn)

v.t.
1. to free from a burden.
2. to relieve (one's mind, conscience, etc.) by confessing something.
3. to cast off or get rid of, as a burden; disclose.
[1530–40]

unburden


Past participle: unburdened
Gerund: unburdening

Imperative
unburden
unburden
Present
I unburden
you unburden
he/she/it unburdens
we unburden
you unburden
they unburden
Preterite
I unburdened
you unburdened
he/she/it unburdened
we unburdened
you unburdened
they unburdened
Present Continuous
I am unburdening
you are unburdening
he/she/it is unburdening
we are unburdening
you are unburdening
they are unburdening
Present Perfect
I have unburdened
you have unburdened
he/she/it has unburdened
we have unburdened
you have unburdened
they have unburdened
Past Continuous
I was unburdening
you were unburdening
he/she/it was unburdening
we were unburdening
you were unburdening
they were unburdening
Past Perfect
I had unburdened
you had unburdened
he/she/it had unburdened
we had unburdened
you had unburdened
they had unburdened
Future
I will unburden
you will unburden
he/she/it will unburden
we will unburden
you will unburden
they will unburden
Future Perfect
I will have unburdened
you will have unburdened
he/she/it will have unburdened
we will have unburdened
you will have unburdened
they will have unburdened
Future Continuous
I will be unburdening
you will be unburdening
he/she/it will be unburdening
we will be unburdening
you will be unburdening
they will be unburdening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unburdening
you have been unburdening
he/she/it has been unburdening
we have been unburdening
you have been unburdening
they have been unburdening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unburdening
you will have been unburdening
he/she/it will have been unburdening
we will have been unburdening
you will have been unburdening
they will have been unburdening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unburdening
you had been unburdening
he/she/it had been unburdening
we had been unburdening
you had been unburdening
they had been unburdening
Conditional
I would unburden
you would unburden
he/she/it would unburden
we would unburden
you would unburden
they would unburden
Past Conditional
I would have unburdened
you would have unburdened
he/she/it would have unburdened
we would have unburdened
you would have unburdened
they would have unburdened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unburden - free or relieve (someone) of a burdenunburden - free or relieve (someone) of a burden
take - take into one's possession; "We are taking an orphan from Romania"; "I'll take three salmon steaks"
2.unburden - take the burden offunburden - take the burden off; remove the burden from; "unburden the donkey"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
lighten - reduce the weight on; make lighter; "she lightened the load on the tired donkey"
burden, burthen, weight, weight down - weight down with a load

unburden

verb
1. reveal, confide, disclose, lay bare, unbosom He had to unburden his soul to somebody.
2. unload, relieve, discharge, lighten, disencumber, disburden, ease the load of The human touch is one of the surest ways of unburdening stresses.
unburden yourself confess, come clean about (informal), get something off your chest (informal), tell all about, empty yourself, spill your guts about (slang), make a clean breast of something, cough (slang) Many came to unburden themselves of emotional problems.

unburden

verb
To free from or cast out something objectionable or undesirable:
Slang: shake.
Translations

unburden

[ʌnˈbɜːdn] VT
1. (lit) [+ person] → aliviar
to unburden sb of a loadaliviar a algn quitándole un peso
2. (fig) to unburden one's heart to sbabrir su pecho a algn
to unburden o.s. or one's conscience to sbdesahogarse con algn
to unburden o.s. of sthdesahogarse de algo

unburden

[ʌnˈbɜːrdən] vt
to unburden o.s. → s'épancher
to unburden o.s. to sb → s'épancher auprès de qn

unburden

vt (liter: = unload) → abladen; (fig) conscience, hearterleichtern; to unburden oneself/one’s heart/one’s soul to somebodyjdm sein Herz ausschütten; to unburden oneself of something (lit liter)etw abladen, sich von etw befreien; (fig)sich (dat)etw von der Seele reden; of anxiety, guiltsich von etw befreien or losmachen; of sinsetw offenbaren or gestehen

unburden

[ʌnˈbɜːdn] vt to unburden o.s. to sbsfogarsi con qn
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Evidently Mr Morrison was in a state of nervous tension when a man does not care particularly who hears his troubles so long as he unburdens himself of them to someone.
You'll find the rifle in the place we hid it; take it, and keep it for my sake; and, harkee, lad, as your natural gifts don't deny you the use of vengeance, use it a little freely on the Mingoes; it may unburden griefs at my loss, and ease your mind.
But she saw that though Agatha would not confess her own sins, she still assisted others to unburden their consciences.
He would unburden himself by the hour on the glorious future that awaited the combined arms of England and Russia when their hearts and their territories should run side by side, and the great mission of civilising Asia should begin.
Then, again, he wished to unburden his mind to the king; but yet the king would not be able to understand the suspicions which had not even a shadow of reality at their base.
When we are harassed by sorrows or anxieties, or long oppressed by any powerful feelings which we must keep to ourselves, for which we can obtain and seek no sympathy from any living creature, and which yet we cannot, or will not wholly crush, we often naturally seek relief in poetry--and often find it, too--whether in the effusions of others, which seem to harmonize with our existing case, or in our own attempts to give utterance to those thoughts and feelings in strains less musical, perchance, but more appropriate, and therefore more penetrating and sympathetic, and, for the time, more soothing, or more powerful to rouse and to unburden the oppressed and swollen heart.
I don't know when I began to love Tom, but I found out that I did last winter, and was as much surprised as you are," continued Polly, as if glad to unburden her heart.
His high delight at being able to serve me was chastened by sympathy for me and commiseration for himself - about, I know not what, for I would not stay to inquire, or suffer him to unburden his sorrows to me.