Translation of "fetter" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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fetterverb [ T ]

uk /ˈfet.ər/ us /ˈfet̬.ɚ/

literary to keep someone within limits or stop them from making progress

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。

to tie someone to a place by putting chains around their ankles


(Translation of “fetter” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)