Definition of unburden in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈbərdn/


[with object]
Relieve (someone) of something that is causing anxiety or distress: the need to unburden yourself to someone who will listen
More example sentences
  • Why not unburden yourself in Confession and let his grace flow in your life?
  • But Dr Kelly did not share his concerns with colleagues, and we do not yet know how much he unburdened himself to his family.
  • If Nick had anything else to tell him, he could unburden himself at the launch party.

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Syllabification: un·bur·den

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