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Language: Old English
Origin: sceacul (singular)

shackle

2 verb
     
Related topics: Jail and punishment
shackle2 [transitive]
1 to put many limits on what someone can do - used to show disapproval:
Industrial progress is being shackled by a mass of regulations.
2SCJ to put shackles on someone:
He was blindfolded and shackled to a radiator.

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