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fetter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Jail & punishment
fetterfet‧ter /ˈfetə $ -ər/ verb [transitive] literary  1 LIMITto restrict someone’s freedom and prevent them from doing what they want fettered by family responsibilities2 SCJto put chains around a prisoner’s hands or feet syn chain Grammar Fetter is usually passive.
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Examples from the Corpus
fetterThe industry is fettered by debt.Imaginations fettered by today's highly successful orthodoxy will break free.In fact, kids often tend to have a less fettered, more honest view of the world around them.Any attempt to stifle or fetter such criticism amounts to political censorship of the most insidious and objectionable kind.It is a personal agreement between shareholders which does not fetter the company in the exercise of its statutory powers.The advisers need to ensure that the obligations do not fetter the company's powers in any way.The words of the Insolvency Act 1986 do not fetter the court's discretion in any way.It could fetter the independence of the judiciary.
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Verb table
fetter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfetter
he, she, itfetters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfettered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fettered
he, she, ithas fettered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fettered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fetter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fettered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam fettering
he, she, itis fettering
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you, we, theyare fettering
Past
I, he, she, itwas fettering
you, we, theywere fettering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been fettering
he, she, ithas been fettering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been fettering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be fettering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been fettering
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