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English definition of “shackle”

shackle

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈʃækl/
to fasten a prisoner's arms or legs together with chainsFastening and tying
be shackled by sth to be prevented from doing what you want to do by somethingLimiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
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