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Something that confines or restrains:
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  1. Something that confines or restrains:
  2. A handcuff; fetter or shackle for the hand
  3. Any restraint
Anything that holds in check; restraint
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  1. Anything that holds in check; restraint
  2. Something that serves to restrict; a restraint:
  3. A chain or similar object used to bind a person or animal – often by its legs (usually in plural).
Either of a pair of connected metal rings that can be locked about the wrists, as in restraining a prisoner
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  1. Either of a pair of connected metal rings that can be locked about the wrists, as in restraining a prisoner
  2. A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody.
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  1. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  2. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
  3. A restraining influence or action
(Figuratively) To move roughly or irregularly.
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  1. (Figuratively) To move roughly or irregularly.
  2. To hamper the movement of (a horse, etc.) by tying two feet together
  3. To walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp.
To put fetters on; shackle.
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  1. To put fetters on; shackle.
  2. To hold in check; restrain; confine
  3. To bind with fetters; shackle; chain
To restrain or confine as if with chains:
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  1. To restrain or confine as if with chains:
  2. A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
  3. To fasten or shackle with chains
A substance or device, as glue, solder, or a chain, which holds things together or unites them
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  1. A substance or device, as glue, solder, or a chain, which holds things together or unites them
  2. A systematically overlapping or alternating arrangement of bricks or stones in a wall, designed to increase strength and stability.
  3. An electrostatic attraction between atoms or groups of atoms that forms a stable aggregate unit, such as a molecule or metal
A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
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  1. A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
  2. Tire chain
  3. An instrument used in surveying, consisting of 100 linked pieces of iron or steel and measuring 66 feet (20.1 meters).
A shackle or chain for the feet
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  1. A shackle or chain for the feet
  2. A device, usually one of a pair of rings connected to a chain, that is attached to the ankles or feet to restrict movement.
  3. A chain or similar object used to bind a person or animal – often by its legs (usually in plural).
A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody.
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  1. A restraining device consisting of a pair of strong, connected hoops that can be tightened and locked about the wrists and used on one or both arms of a prisoner in custody.
  2. Either of a pair of connected metal rings that can be locked about the wrists, as in restraining a prisoner
An awkward, halting walk; limp
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  1. An awkward, halting walk; limp
  2. Short straps tied between the legs of unfenced horses, allowing them to wander short distances but preventing them from running off.
  3. A device, such as a rope or strap, used to hobble an animal.
Any tool, implement, device, apparatus, etc. made of iron
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  1. Any tool, implement, device, apparatus, etc. made of iron
  2. A tonic, pill, or other medication containing iron and taken as a dietary supplement.
  3. Iron shackles or chains
Something that confines or restrains:
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  1. Something that confines or restrains:
  2. A handcuff; fetter or shackle for the hand
  3. A device for confining the hands, usually consisting of a set of two metal rings that are fastened about the wrists and joined by a metal chain.
The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
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  1. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
  2. A means or instrument of restraining
  3. A device or other means of limiting movement, used to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others.
(Archaic) Fetter; shackle
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  1. (Archaic) Fetter; shackle
  2. A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.
To hold down, restrain, confine, etc.
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  1. To hold down, restrain, confine, etc.
  2. To fasten or shackle with chains
  3. A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
To hold in check; restrain; confine
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  1. To hold in check; restrain; confine
  2. To put fetters on; shackle.
  3. To bind with fetters; shackle; chain
To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
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  1. To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
  2. To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
To lessen considerably or destroy the power or effectiveness of
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  1. To lessen considerably or destroy the power or effectiveness of
  2. A powerful group of muscles at the back of the thigh that arise in the hip and pelvis and insert as strong tendons behind the knee. The hamstring bends the knee and helps to straighten the hip.
  3. To cut the hamstring of (an animal or a person) and thereby cripple.
To restrain or render ineffective.
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  1. To restrain or render ineffective.
  2. To check or hinder the activities of
  3. To put handcuffs on (a person).
To fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.
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  1. To fetter by tying the legs; to restrict (a horse) with hobbles.
  2. To walk or move along haltingly or with difficulty; limp.
  3. To put a device around the legs of (a horse, for example) so as to hamper but not prevent movement.
To restrain with or as if with a leash.
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  1. To restrain with or as if with a leash.
  2. To check or control by or as by a leash
  3. To attach a leash to
To restrain; hamper
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  1. To restrain; hamper
  2. To restrain the action or progress of:
  3. To put handcuffs on; fetter
To put a knot or bow in:
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  1. To put a knot or bow in:
  2. (Music) To join (notes) by a tie.
  3. (Music) To connect with a tie
To confine, restrain, or shackle
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  1. To confine, restrain, or shackle
  2. To enmesh in a fishing net.
  3. To hinder the activity or free movement of.
(Figuratively) To render helpless.
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  1. (Figuratively) To render helpless.
  2. To tie an animal's or someone's feet together; originally all four legs of a quadruped.
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