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Meaning of “shackle” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of shackle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shacklenoun [C usually pl]

 us   /ˈʃæk·əl/
one of a ​pair of ​metalringsconnected by a ​chain and ​fastened to a person’s ​wrists or the ​bottoms of the ​legs to ​prevent the ​person from ​escaping: The ​prisoner was ​led away in shackles.

shackleverb [T]

 us   /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).
(Definition of shackle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shackle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 阻挠,束缚…
in Turkish zincirlemek, prangaya vurmak, kelepçelemek…
in Russian заковывать в кандалы…
in Chinese (Traditional) 阻撓,束縛…
in Polish zakuć (w kajdany)…
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