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English definition of “shackle”

shackle

verb [T]    /ˈʃæk·əl/
to put shackles on someone to prevent an escape: The convicts were shackled and led onto the bus. fig. She was no longer shackled by her memories (= they did not prevent her from doing what she wanted to do).
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