What is the opposite of free?

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Adjective
(expensive) Opposite of given or available without charge or cost
“The product is moving very slowly because it is very expensive.”
Adjective
(paid for) Opposite of given or available without charge or cost
“This handbag wasn't free. Rather, it was handsomely priced as a matter of fact.”
Adjective
(free of, free from) Opposite of not subject to or affected by something
“The holidays were almost over, and he dreaded the fact that he would soon be encumbered by a barrage of school assignments and homework.”
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Opposite of not engaged in work, responsibilities or obligations
“I will actually still be busy this weekend as I still have plenty of work to complete.”
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(of equipment or a facility) Opposite of available for use
“The elderly lady looked around for a place to sit inside the train, but all the seats were already taken.”
Adjective
(of a state or institution) Opposite of not subject to foreign intervention or a despotic government
“The citizens were subjugated by a dictatorial form of government.”
Adjective
Opposite of not confined or imprisoned
“Amanda spent almost four years imprisoned in Italy for a crime she did not commit.”
Adjective
(free to) Opposite of allowed or permitted to do something
“The doors will be locked and you will be prohibited from leaving until after the event has completed.”
Adjective
Opposite of not physically obstructed
“If we do not complete roadworks by early morning, the usual free flow of traffic will be obstructed.”
Adjective
Opposite of not physically fixed or attached
“You can remove the cover by holding its attached end and pulling it away from the device.”
Adjective
Opposite of using or expending without restraint
“He has plenty of cash in the bank after years of being extremely frugal with his money.”
Adjective
Opposite of casual or relaxed in nature
“Around strangers, he would be restrained when expressing his true opinions so as not to offend anyone.”
Adjective
Opposite of not blocked
Adjective
Opposite of not married
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Opposite of not forced
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Opposite of given or done free of charge
Adjective
Opposite of not restrained or restricted
Adjective
Opposite of being fully accessible and obtainable with little regard to restrictions
“Access to these amenities is restricted.”
Adjective
Opposite of given or supplied free of charge
Adjective
Opposite of in an idle state due to not being used or employed
Adjective
Opposite of noble and generous in spirit
Adjective
Opposite of completely empty
Adjective
Opposite of showing a readiness to give more of something
“As they open up to each other about their woes, neither seems to recognize how monstrously selfish and shallow they appear.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
“Laura has a rigorous diet when it comes to her fitness regime.”
Adjective
Opposite of comfort based on one's experience and knowledge with their surroundings
“There was something eerie about the strange old Victorian mansion where they stayed for the night.”
Adjective
Opposite of without or lacking in
“He used his power to impose martial law and create a government filled with corruption.”
Adjective
Opposite of not domesticated
Adjective
Opposite of giving permission, or predisposed to give it
Adjective
Opposite of having an arrogant, self-important or pompous manner
Adjective
Opposite of open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters
Verb
Opposite of to release from confinement
“The county would imprison Steven after he was convicted of a crime under controversial circumstances.”
Verb
Opposite of to release from a physical restraint
“They set up a lure to trap the rat that had been plaguing their home.”
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Opposite of to unburden from something undesirable or restrictive
“We should work towards paying off our debt so that we will no longer burden ourselves with these high interest rates.”
Verb
(free up) Opposite of to remove unwanted items from a surface, space or area
“Let's fill up the spare room with all of our hoarded junk while we figure out the best way to dispose of them.”
Verb
Opposite of to part with a possession or right
“Despite your continued insistence, I must reserve my precious time for use on more pressing matters.”
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Opposite of to make assets or funds available
“The banks would freeze the politician's bank accounts under instruction from law enforcement.”
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Opposite of to free (someone or something) from a constraint
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Opposite of to disconnect or detach one thing from another
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Opposite of to remove or rescue (someone) from danger or harm
“We must ensure that we do not endanger the wildlife in our national parks.”
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Opposite of do away with
Verb
Opposite of to avoid, lessen, or guard against
“Bad financial investments will cause extreme grief in the long run.”
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Opposite of to set free or give freedom to
“Kang and Kodos would seek to enslave humanity by masquerading as potential presidential candidates.”
Verb
Opposite of to relieve (someone or something) of a load
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