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shackle

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈʃæk.l̩/
If you are shackled by something, it prevents you from doing what you want to do: The government is shackled by its own debts.
Translations of “shackle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 阻撓,束縛…
in Russian заковывать в кандалы…
in Turkish zincirlemek, prangaya vurmak, kelepçelemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 阻挠,束缚…
in Polish zakuć (w kajdany)…
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