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verb [transitive] shackle pronunciation in British English /ˈʃæk(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleshackling
past tenseshackled
past participleshackled

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  1. 1
    to prevent someone from doing what they want to do
  2. 2
    to put shackles on someone’s wrists or legs


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