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English noun: trammel

1. trammel (artifact) a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh


Synonymstrammel net


Broader (hypernym)fishing net, fishnet

2. trammel (artifact) an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace


Broader (hypernym)pothook

3. trammel (artifact) a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble


Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint

4. trammel (artifact) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)


Synonymsbond, hamper, shackle


Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint


Narrower (hyponym)ball and chain, chains, cuff, fetter, handcuff, handlock, hobble, irons, manacle


English verb: trammel

1. trammel (contact) catch in or as if in a trap


SamplesThe men trap foxes.


Synonymsensnare, entrap, snare, trap


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)capture, catch


Narrower (hyponym)gin


Domain categoryhunt, hunting

2. trammel (change) place limits on (extent or access)


SamplesRestrict the use of this parking lot.
Limit the time you can spend with your friends.


Synonymsbound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate


Narrower (hyponym)baffle, clamp down, constrain, constrain, crack down, cramp, cumber, draw a line, draw the line, encumber, gate, halter, hamper, harness, inhibit, mark off, mark out, reduce, regulate, rein, restrain, rule, stiffen, strangle, tie, tighten, tighten, tighten up









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