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    What does mean "Breaking Free"

    Hi everyone,
    i heard a song on tv and i did not understand what does mean "breaking free" also my dictionary has not that word so please explain me what does it mean

    (if i have done mistakes on my post please tell me them to dont to these mistakes again)

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    Re: What does mean "Breaking Free"

    Hello Toubanos, welcome to Using English!

    To "break free" is to free yourself forcibly from a confined or restricted state or condition.

    Thus a prisoner, or a person in an unhappy marriage, might "break free", for instance.

    Or by extension, if you were in a race, you might "break free" from all the other competitors, and go into the lead.

    Do you remember any other words from the song?

    MrP


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    Re: What does mean "Breaking Free"

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Do you remember any other words from the song?

    Song: Breaking Free
    Troy:
    We’re soarin’, flyin’
    There’s not a star in heaven
    That we can’t reach

    Gabriella:
    If we’re trying
    So we’re breaking free

    Troy:
    You know the world can see us
    In a way that’s different than who we are

    Gabriella:
    Creating space between us
    ‘Til we’re separate hearts

    Both:
    But your faith it gives me strength
    Strength to believe

    Chorus #1
    Troy:
    We’re breakin’ free
    Gabriella:
    We’re soarin’
    Troy:
    Flyin’
    Both:
    There’s not a star in heaven
    That we can’t reach
    Troy:
    If we’re trying
    Both:
    Yeah, we’re breaking free
    Troy:
    Oh, we’re breakin’ free
    Gabriella:
    Ohhhh
    Troy:
    Can you feel it building
    Like a wave the ocean just can’t control
    Gabriella:
    Connected by a feeling
    Ohhh, in our very souls
    Both:
    Rising ‘til it lifts us up
    So every one can see

    Chorus #2
    Troy: We’re breakin’ free
    Gabriella: We’re soarin’
    Troy: Flyin’
    Both:
    There’s not a star in heaven
    That we can’t reach
    Troy:
    If we’re trying
    Yeah we’re breaking free
    Gabriella:
    Ohhhh runnin’
    Troy:
    Climbin’
    To get to that place
    Both:
    To be all that we can be
    Troy:
    Now’s the time
    Both:
    So we’re breaking free
    Troy:
    We’re breaking free
    Gabriella:
    Ohhh , yeah

    Troy:
    More than hope
    More than faith
    Gabriella:
    This is true
    This is fate
    And together

    Both:
    We see it comin’
    Troy:
    More than you
    More than me

    Gabriella:
    Not a want, but a need
    Both:
    Both of us breakin’ free

    Chorus #3
    Gabriella: Soarin’
    Troy: Flyin’
    Both:
    There’s not a star in heaven
    That we can’t reach
    If we’re trying
    Troy: Yeah we’re breaking free
    Gabriella:
    Breaking free
    Were runnin’
    Troy:
    Ohhhh, climbin’
    Both:
    To get to the place
    To be all that we can be
    Now’s the time
    Troy: Now’s the time
    Gabriella: So we’re breaking free
    Troy: Ohhh, we’re breaking free
    Gabriella: Ohhhh

    Both:
    You know the world can see us
    In a way that’s different than who we are



    (i like listening music because i know that it will help me a lot to know more about the english language)

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    Re: What does mean "Breaking Free"

    In that case, it sounds as if they are "breaking free" from the restrictions of everyday life, and leaving the ordinary world far behind them. The metaphor is of "breaking free" from gravity, etc.

    All the best,

    MrP

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    Re: What does mean "Breaking Free"

    it's the High School Musical, right?
    According to my thought, I think it means "break out of restriction", these main character are young aldult, so they want to "overthrow an old older", they're creative, dynamic........

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    #6

    Re: What does mean "Breaking Free"

    Here is another one from 'Queen' ( Freddie Mercury)

    (I want to break free)
    (I want to break free)
    I want to break free from your lies
    You're so self satisfied I don't need you
    I want to break free
    God knows, God knows I want to break free

    I've fallen in love
    I've fallen in love for the first time
    And this time I know it's for real
    I've fallen in love, yeah
    God knows, God knows I've fallen in love

    It's strange but it's true
    I can't get over the way you love me like you do
    But I have to be sure
    When I walk out that door
    Oh how I want to be free, baby
    Oh how I want to break free,
    Oh how I want to break free

    But life still goes on
    I can't get used to, living without, living without,
    Living without you by my side
    I don't want to live alone, hey
    God knows, got to make it on my own
    So baby can't you see
    God knows, God knows, God knows
    I want to break free

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