Definition of unburden in English:


Line breaks: un|bur¦den
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈbəːd(ə)n


[with object]
  • 1Relieve (someone) of a burden.
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    • But it has been so bad for so many years that I was glad to be unburdened.
    • It would willingly unburden the clubs of a major share of financial responsibility to England's elite and pay the players itself through central contracting, just as England does with its top cricketers.
    • Other Israelis say the illegal outposts get in the way of a deal that could unburden their country of the costly occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.
    open one's heart, confess, tell all, tell one's all, unbosom oneself; confide in
    informal come clean, spill all
  • 1.1Relieve (someone) of something that is causing them anxiety or distress: the need to unburden yourself to someone who will listen
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    • 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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