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fetter

fet·ter

fetter

 
pronunciation:
fe tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a chain or shackle placed on the ankles to restrict movement.
The prisoner was brought forth in fetters.
similar words:
chain, manacle, restraint, shackle, trammel
definition 2: (usu. pl.) anything that restrains or confines.
The government took control of the media and put fetters on individual freedom.
similar words:
chain, muzzle, shackle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fettered, fettering, fetters
definition: to place fetters on or otherwise restrain or confine.
similar words:
manacle, muzzle, shackle, trammel