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shacklesnoun [plural]

uk   us   /ˈʃæk.l̩z/
a ​pair of ​metalringsconnected by a ​chain and ​fastened to a person's ​wrists or the ​bottom of ​theirlegs to ​prevent them from ​escaping: The shackles had ​begun to ​cut into his ​ankles. something that ​prevents you from doing what you ​want to do: The ​press, ​onceheavilycensored, has ​managed to ​shake off ​its shackles.
(Definition of shackles from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shackles”
in Spanish grilletes…
in Vietnamese cái cùm, cái còng…
in Malaysian belenggu…
in Thai กุญแจมือ…
in French fers…
in German die Ketten (pl.), in Ketten…
in Chinese (Simplified) 镣铐, 束缚,障碍…
in Turkish pranga, kelepçe, zincirler…
in Russian кандалы…
in Indonesian rantai kaki…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鐐銬, 束縛,障礙…
in Polish kajdany…
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