Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
shackle /'ʃækl/
  • danh từ
    • cái cùm, cái còng
    • (số nhiều) xiềng xích; sự trói buộc, sự hạn chế
      • shackle s of convention: sự trói buộc của quy ước
    • cái sứ cách điện
    • ngoại động từ
      • cùm lại, xích lại
      • ngăn cản, ngăn chặn
    Concise Dictionary
    +a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    +a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar
    +bind the arms of
    +restrain with fetters

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 Often, shackles. fetter(s), leg-iron(s), chains, iron(s), bilboes, gyve(s), ball and chain, manacle(s), handcuff(s), restraint(s), bond(s), trammel(s), Colloq cuff(s), Slang bracelet(s), Brit darbies:
    When those shackles went round his ankles, he thought he'd never see them taken off
    2 Usually, shackles. restriction, restraint, deterrent, impediment, check, obstacle, obstruction, barrier, hindrance, bar, encumbrance:
    When shall we throw off the shackles of ignorant prejudice and see a truly free world?
    3 chain, fetter, manacle, handcuff, bind, restrain, tie, secure, truss, pinion, tether:
    He was shackled to the mast and whipped for disobedience. In this glorious spring weather I resent being shackled to a desk
    4 restrain, hold back, check, deter, hinder, discourage, hobble, handicap, restrict, curb, rein, bridle, control, fetter, inhibit, limit:
    Freedom of expression has been shackled during all those years of oppression.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    + verb [VN]
    1 to put shackles on sb: The hostage had been shackled to a radiator. + The prisoners were kept shackled during the trial.
    2 [usually passive] to prevent sb from behaving or speaking as they want: She is opposed to shackling the press with privacy laws.

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