Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To free from encumbrance; disencumber.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To free from incumbrance; to disencumber.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To free something from incumbrance.
  • verb transitive To remove a burden, load or charge from something or someone.

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Examples

  •  It was a world they had a stake in which they shared with others, the dog owners, who began to notice the birds fixated upon the car mirrors as they walked their pets, allowing them to unencumber themselves.

    Animal Park (Part I)

  • Read it each night before you sleep and see if it does not, in fact, unencumber your spirit.

    An Ancient Classic Reborn

  • Read it each night before you sleep and see if it does not, in fact, unencumber your spirit.

    Arthur Rosenfeld: An Ancient Classic Reborn

  • For sure I dont need more guns,. actually at this stage of the game trying to unencumber to some extent, .. to much "stuff" just slows me down,.

    The Great Barrel Break-In Fad

  • If, however, you choose to unencumber yourself from that comfortable faith based perspective, you might find that athesits became atheists by way of reason, not faith.

    Christopher Hitchens gets the last word | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • The fifty mayors who, each year, shall have most contributed to unencumber their commune and assure that is has resources available, shall be summoned to Paris at the expense of the State, and presented in solemn session to the three consults.

    The Modern Regime, Volume 1

  • Combined with an audio codec called Vorbis, it forms Google's patent-free, open-source WebM technology the Internet giant hopes will unencumber streaming video on the Web.

    CNET News.com

  • And so the question is how can you unencumber your IT?

    ebizQ Business and IT Agility News

  • And so the question is how can you unencumber your IT?

    ebizQ Business and IT Agility News

  • "We do tend to unencumber a certain percentage of the financial aid that we've offered to students," says Tom Melecki, director of student financial services at the University of Texas at Austin.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

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  • To buy all a grocer's cucumbers.

    August 1, 2008