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chainnoun [C]

 us   /tʃeɪn/

chain noun [C] (CONNECTED RINGS)

a length of metal rings that are connected together and used for fastening or supporting, and in machinery: She looped the chain around her bike and locked it to the fence. A chain is also a length of connected rings worn as jewelry: Mary wore a silver chain around her neck.

chain noun [C] (RELATED THINGS)

a set of connected or related things: a mountain chain a chain of supermarkets That set in motion a chain of events that changed her life forever.

chainverb [T]

 us   /tʃeɪn/

chain verb [T] (ATTACH)

to tie or connect together with a chain: An old bicycle was chained to a post near the front door. If you are chained to something, you work for long periods with it: I had no intention of spending my day chained to the stove.
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