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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “fetter”

fetter

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈfet.ər/ US  /ˈfet̬.ɚ/
literary to keep someone within limits or stop them making progress
束缚;限制;抑制
He felt fettered by a nine-to-five office existence.
朝九晚五的办公室生活让他觉得颇受束缚。
Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
to tie someone to a place by putting chains around their ankles
给(某人)上脚镣
Fastening and tying
(Definition of fetter from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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