unburden(redirected from unburdens)
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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.
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vb (tr)Archaic spelling: unburthen
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
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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.
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Past participle: unburdened
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|Verb||1.||unburden - 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 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"
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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.
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
to unburden o.s. → s'épancher
to unburden o.s. to sb → s'épancher auprès de qn
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
vt (liter: = unload) → abladen; (fig) conscience, heart → erleichtern; to unburden oneself/one’s heart/one’s soul to somebody → jdm 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, guilt → sich von etw befreien or losmachen; of sins → etw offenbaren or gestehen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
unburden[ʌnˈbɜːdn] vt to unburden o.s. to sb → sfogarsi con qn
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