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shack·le

 (shăk′əl)
n.
1. A device, usually one of a pair connected to a chain, that encircles the ankle or wrist of a prisoner or captive.
2. A hobble for an animal.
3. Any of several devices, such as a clevis, used to fasten or couple.
4. often shackles A restraint or check on action or progress: "throwing off the puritanical shackles" (Ben Yagoda).
tr.v. shack·led, shack·ling, shack·les
1. To put shackles on (someone); confine with shackles.
2. To fasten or connect with a shackle.
3. To restrict, confine, or hamper. See Synonyms at hobble.

[Middle English schackel, from Old English sceacel, fetter.]

shack′ler n.

shackle

(ˈʃækəl)
n
1. (often plural) a metal ring or fastening, usually part of a pair used to secure a person's wrists or ankles; fetter
2. (often plural) anything that confines or restricts freedom: a country ready to throw off the shackles of its colonial past.
3. a rope, tether, or hobble for an animal
4. (Mechanical Engineering) a U-shaped bracket, the open end of which is closed by a bolt (shackle pin), used for securing ropes, chains, etc
vb (tr)
5. to confine with or as if with shackles
6. to fasten or connect with a shackle
[Old English sceacel; related to Dutch schakel, Old Norse skokull wagon pole, Latin cingere to surround]
ˈshackler n

shack•le

(ˈʃæk əl)

n., v. -led, -ling. n.
1. a ring or other fastening, as of iron, for securing the wrist, ankle, etc.; fetter.
2. a hobble or fetter for a horse or other animal.
3. the U-shaped bar of a padlock.
4. any of various fastening or coupling devices.
5. Often, shackles. anything that serves to inhibit freedom, thought, etc.
v.t.
6. to confine or restrain by a shackle or shackles.
7. to fasten together with a shackle.
8. to restrict the freedom of.
[before 1000; (n.) Old English sceacel fetter; c. Low German schäkel hobble, Old Norse skǫkull wagon pole]
shack′ler, n.

shackle


Past participle: shackled
Gerund: shackling

Imperative
shackle
shackle
Present
I shackle
you shackle
he/she/it shackles
we shackle
you shackle
they shackle
Preterite
I shackled
you shackled
he/she/it shackled
we shackled
you shackled
they shackled
Present Continuous
I am shackling
you are shackling
he/she/it is shackling
we are shackling
you are shackling
they are shackling
Present Perfect
I have shackled
you have shackled
he/she/it has shackled
we have shackled
you have shackled
they have shackled
Past Continuous
I was shackling
you were shackling
he/she/it was shackling
we were shackling
you were shackling
they were shackling
Past Perfect
I had shackled
you had shackled
he/she/it had shackled
we had shackled
you had shackled
they had shackled
Future
I will shackle
you will shackle
he/she/it will shackle
we will shackle
you will shackle
they will shackle
Future Perfect
I will have shackled
you will have shackled
he/she/it will have shackled
we will have shackled
you will have shackled
they will have shackled
Future Continuous
I will be shackling
you will be shackling
he/she/it will be shackling
we will be shackling
you will be shackling
they will be shackling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shackling
you have been shackling
he/she/it has been shackling
we have been shackling
you have been shackling
they have been shackling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shackling
you will have been shackling
he/she/it will have been shackling
we will have been shackling
you will have been shackling
they will have been shackling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shackling
you had been shackling
he/she/it had been shackling
we had been shackling
you had been shackling
they had been shackling
Conditional
I would shackle
you would shackle
he/she/it would shackle
we would shackle
you would shackle
they would shackle
Past Conditional
I would have shackled
you would have shackled
he/she/it would have shackled
we would have shackled
you would have shackled
they would have shackled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shackle - a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)shackle - a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
ball and chain - heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain
fetter, hobble - a shackle for the ankles or feet
handcuff, handlock, manacle, cuff - shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
chains, irons - metal shackles; for hands or legs
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
2.shackle - a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar
bar - a rigid piece of metal or wood; usually used as a fastening or obstruction or weapon; "there were bars in the windows to prevent escape"
padlock - a detachable lock; has a hinged shackle that can be passed through the staple of a hasp or the links in a chain and then snapped shut
Verb1.shackle - bind the arms of
restrain, confine, hold - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
2.shackle - restrain with fetters
handcuff, manacle, cuff - confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"
restrain, confine, hold - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

shackle

verb
1. hamper, limit, restrict, restrain, hamstring, inhibit, constrain, obstruct, impede, encumber, tie (someone's) hands The trade unions are shackled by the law.
2. fetter, chain, handcuff, secure, bind, hobble, manacle, trammel, put in irons She was shackled to a wall.
noun
1. (often plural) fetter, chain, iron, bond, handcuff, hobble, manacle, leg-iron, gyve (archaic) He unbolted the shackles on Billy's hands.

shackle

noun
Something that physically confines the legs or arms:
bond, chain (used in plural), fetter, handcuff (often used in plural), hobble, iron (used in plural), manacle, restraint.
Archaic: gyve.
verb
To restrict the activity or free movement of:
Informal: hog-tie.
Translations
يُكَبِّل، يَضَع القيود، يَشْكُل
nasadit pouta
lænke
mankateno
kahleetsakkeli
béklyóbilincs
hlekkja
nasadiť putá
prangaya vurmak

shackle

[ˈʃækl]
A. VT [+ prisoner] → poner grilletes a, poner grillos a; (= obstruct) → echar trabas a
B. shackles NPL (= chains) → grilletes mpl, grillos mpl (fig) (= obstruction) → trabas fpl

shackle

n
usu plKette f, → Fessel f (also fig)
(Tech) → Schäkel m
vtin Ketten legen; they were shackled together/to the wallsie waren aneinandergekettet/an die Wand (an)gekettet; to shackle somebody with something (fig)jdn mit etw belasten; to be shackled by something (fig)an etw (acc)gebunden sein; to be shackled with somethingdie Belastung einer Sache (gen)haben

shackle

[ˈʃækl] vt (bind) → mettere i ferri or i ceppi a (fig) (restrict) → ostacolare
see also shackles

shackles

(ˈʃӕklz) noun plural
a pair of iron rings joined by a chain that are put on a prisoner's wrists, ankles etc, to limit movement. His captors put shackles on him.
ˈshackle verb
to put shackles on.