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English noun: shackle

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


Synonymsbond, hamper, trammel


Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint


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

2. shackle (artifact) a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar


Broader (hypernym)bar


Part meronympadlock


English verb: shackle

1. shackle (contact) bind the arms of


ExamplesThey want to shackle the prisoners


Synonymspinion


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)confine, hold, restrain

2. shackle (contact) restrain with fetters


ExamplesThey want to shackle the prisoners


Synonymsfetter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)confine, hold, restrain


Narrower (hyponym)cuff, handcuff, manacle









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