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man·a·cle

 (măn′ə-kəl)
n. often manacles
1. 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.
2. Something that confines or restrains: "caught in the manacles of their language" (Cynthia Ozick).
tr.v. man·a·cled, man·a·cling, man·a·cles
1. To put manacles on (someone); restrain with manacles.
2. To restrain the action or progress of: "[She was] manacled by the restrictions of an overbearing father" (Lilian Faderman). See Synonyms at hobble.

[Middle English, from Old French manicle, from Latin manicula, diminutive of manus, hand; see man- in Indo-European roots.]

manacle

(ˈmænəkəl)
n
(usually plural) a shackle, handcuff, or fetter, used to secure the hands of a prisoner, convict, etc
vb (tr)
1. to put manacles on
2. to confine or constrain
[C14: via Old French from Latin manicula, diminutive of manus hand]

man•a•cle

(ˈmæn ə kəl)

n., v. -cled, -cling. n.
1. a shackle for the hand; handcuff.
2. Usu., manacles. restraints; checks.
v.t.
3. to handcuff.
4. to hamper; restrain.
[1275–1325; < Middle French: handcuff < Latin manicula small hand, plow handle. See manus, -i-, -cle1]

manacle


Past participle: manacled
Gerund: manacling

Imperative
manacle
manacle
Present
I manacle
you manacle
he/she/it manacles
we manacle
you manacle
they manacle
Preterite
I manacled
you manacled
he/she/it manacled
we manacled
you manacled
they manacled
Present Continuous
I am manacling
you are manacling
he/she/it is manacling
we are manacling
you are manacling
they are manacling
Present Perfect
I have manacled
you have manacled
he/she/it has manacled
we have manacled
you have manacled
they have manacled
Past Continuous
I was manacling
you were manacling
he/she/it was manacling
we were manacling
you were manacling
they were manacling
Past Perfect
I had manacled
you had manacled
he/she/it had manacled
we had manacled
you had manacled
they had manacled
Future
I will manacle
you will manacle
he/she/it will manacle
we will manacle
you will manacle
they will manacle
Future Perfect
I will have manacled
you will have manacled
he/she/it will have manacled
we will have manacled
you will have manacled
they will have manacled
Future Continuous
I will be manacling
you will be manacling
he/she/it will be manacling
we will be manacling
you will be manacling
they will be manacling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been manacling
you have been manacling
he/she/it has been manacling
we have been manacling
you have been manacling
they have been manacling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been manacling
you will have been manacling
he/she/it will have been manacling
we will have been manacling
you will have been manacling
they will have been manacling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been manacling
you had been manacling
he/she/it had been manacling
we had been manacling
you had been manacling
they had been manacling
Conditional
I would manacle
you would manacle
he/she/it would manacle
we would manacle
you would manacle
they would manacle
Past Conditional
I would have manacled
you would have manacled
he/she/it would have manacled
we would have manacled
you would have manacled
they would have manacled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manacle - shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wristmanacle - shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
hamper, shackle, trammel, bond - a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
Verb1.manacle - confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffsmanacle - confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"
fetter, shackle - restrain with fetters

manacle

noun
1. handcuff, bond, chain, shackle, tie, iron, fetter, gyve (archaic) He had a steel-reinforced cell with manacles fixed to the walls.
verb
1. handcuff, bind, confine, restrain, check, chain, curb, hamper, inhibit, constrain, shackle, fetter, tie someone's hands, put in chains, clap or put in irons His hands were manacled behind his back.

manacle

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), restraint, shackle.
Archaic: gyve.
verb
To restrict the activity or free movement of:
Informal: hog-tie.
Translations

manacle

[ˈmænəkl]
A. N
1.manilla f
2. manaclesesposas fpl, grillos mpl
B. VTesposar, poner esposas a
they were manacled togetheriban esposados (juntos)
his hands were manacledllevaba esposas en las muñecas

manacle

[ˈmænəkəl] vtmenotter, passer les menottes à
to be manacled [prisoner] → être menotté(e)

manacle

n usu plHandfesseln pl, → Ketten pl
vt personin Ketten legen; hands(mit Ketten) fesseln; they were manacled togethersie waren aneinandergekettet; he was manacled to the waller war an die Wand gekettet

manacle

[ˈmænəkl] vtammanettare, mettere le manette a
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