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strait·jack·et

also straight·jack·et (strāt′jăk′ĭt)
n.
1. A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent patient or prisoner.
2. Something that restricts, hinders, or confines: the straitjacket of bureaucratic paperwork.
tr.v. strait·jack·et·ed, strait·jack·et·ing, strait·jack·ets also straight·jack·et·ed or straight·jack·et·ing or straight·jack·ets
To restrain, restrict, or hinder by or as if by confining in a straitjacket.

straitjacket

(ˈstreɪtˌdʒækɪt)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: straightjacket a jacket made of strong canvas material with long sleeves for binding the arms of violent prisoners or mentally ill patients
2. a severe restriction or limitation
vb
(tr) to confine in or as if in a straitjacket

strait•jack•et

or straight•jack•et

(ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk ɪt)

n.
1. a garment made of strong material and designed to bind the arms, as of a violent person.
2. anything that severely confines or constricts.
v.t.
3. to put in or as if in a straitjacket.
[1805–15]

straitjacket


Past participle: straitjacketed
Gerund: straitjacketing

Imperative
straitjacket
straitjacket
Present
I straitjacket
you straitjacket
he/she/it straitjackets
we straitjacket
you straitjacket
they straitjacket
Preterite
I straitjacketed
you straitjacketed
he/she/it straitjacketed
we straitjacketed
you straitjacketed
they straitjacketed
Present Continuous
I am straitjacketing
you are straitjacketing
he/she/it is straitjacketing
we are straitjacketing
you are straitjacketing
they are straitjacketing
Present Perfect
I have straitjacketed
you have straitjacketed
he/she/it has straitjacketed
we have straitjacketed
you have straitjacketed
they have straitjacketed
Past Continuous
I was straitjacketing
you were straitjacketing
he/she/it was straitjacketing
we were straitjacketing
you were straitjacketing
they were straitjacketing
Past Perfect
I had straitjacketed
you had straitjacketed
he/she/it had straitjacketed
we had straitjacketed
you had straitjacketed
they had straitjacketed
Future
I will straitjacket
you will straitjacket
he/she/it will straitjacket
we will straitjacket
you will straitjacket
they will straitjacket
Future Perfect
I will have straitjacketed
you will have straitjacketed
he/she/it will have straitjacketed
we will have straitjacketed
you will have straitjacketed
they will have straitjacketed
Future Continuous
I will be straitjacketing
you will be straitjacketing
he/she/it will be straitjacketing
we will be straitjacketing
you will be straitjacketing
they will be straitjacketing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been straitjacketing
you have been straitjacketing
he/she/it has been straitjacketing
we have been straitjacketing
you have been straitjacketing
they have been straitjacketing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been straitjacketing
you will have been straitjacketing
he/she/it will have been straitjacketing
we will have been straitjacketing
you will have been straitjacketing
they will have been straitjacketing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been straitjacketing
you had been straitjacketing
he/she/it had been straitjacketing
we had been straitjacketing
you had been straitjacketing
they had been straitjacketing
Conditional
I would straitjacket
you would straitjacket
he/she/it would straitjacket
we would straitjacket
you would straitjacket
they would straitjacket
Past Conditional
I would have straitjacketed
you would have straitjacketed
he/she/it would have straitjacketed
we would have straitjacketed
you would have straitjacketed
they would have straitjacketed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.straitjacket - anything immaterial that severely hinders or confinesstraitjacket - anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines; "they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket"; "the government is operating in an economic straitjacket"
deterrent, hinderance, hindrance, impediment, balk, baulk, handicap, check - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
2.straitjacket - a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent personstraitjacket - a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
Translations

straitjacket

[ˈstreɪtˌdʒækɪt] Ncamisa f de fuerza (fig) → corsé m

straitjacket

[ˈstreɪtdʒækɪt] n
(lit)camisole f de force
(fig)carcan mstrait-laced [ˌstreɪtˈleɪst] adjcollet monté inv

straitjacket

[ˈstreɪtˌdʒækɪt] ncamicia di forza

straitjacket

n camisa de fuerza
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