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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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