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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
References in classic literature ?
How will you like to see your mother in a straitjacket an' a padded cell, shut out from the light of the sun an' beaten like a nigger before the war, Willie, beaten an' clubbed like a regular black nigger?
I always thought him sane enough until today, but you can take it from me that either he or I ought to be in a straitjacket.
There were also 130 complaints to Ofcom and ITV about Lola Saunders' version of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy which featured her in a medical chair and masked dancers with arms behind their backs to suggest they were wearing straitjackets.
TV ghostbusters planning to wear straitjackets at a former psychiatric hospital while being filmed for a live show have been blasted as "insensitive.
I'm sure they've got enough to worry about trying to wrestle free from their straitjackets in the David Icke wing at Carstairs.
In some kind of eternally overcast Europe where the 18th and 21st centuries co-exist, Jean is suffering from horrendous dreams of being menaced by thick, grinning bald guys with straitjackets, and hauled off to the loony bin.
Mine just happened to involve mental health wards, straitjackets, and the schizophrenia drug Thorazine.
The border officers have been in bureaucratic straitjackets for years.
A misrepresentation of Argentina's system and unfounded assertions about straitjackets and uncompetitive exports might be politically correct, but they are not factually correct.
The state has adopted premium-rating guidelines that assure consumer fairness without putting insurers in straitjackets.
In the early 1900s, Houdini thrilled and terrified audiences by trying to free himself from chains, handcuffs, sacks, locked cages under water, even straitjackets.
She is, clearly though not aggressively or extravagantly, on the side of changes welling up from below and working with the grain of half-identified wider logic, and against the straitjackets of vested interests that include those agrarian historians who celebrate the mainstream agriculture which maximises the productivity of a narrow range of products.