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Verb
To create difficulty for the work or activity of
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“I am appalled he would sanction the introduction of legislation such as this which, as Deputy Dukes said, will fetter the members of the House now and in the future.”
Verb
Restrain with chains or manacles, typically around the ankles
“Although unshackled from the 15 kg iron chains that fettered them for three years, they are yet to come to terms with their freedom.”
Verb
Bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established
Verb
To strip one of freedom
Noun
Something that limits one's freedom of action or choice
“… a time-honored tradition is fine as long as it doesn't become a fetter that prevents us from trying something new.”
Noun
Something that makes movement or progress difficult
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“… claims that government regulations are unnecessary fetters that keep him from achieving his business goals.”
Noun
Something that physically prevents free movement
“He saw a boy in fetters in the dungeon.”
Noun
A piece of string, cord, or similar used for fastening or tying something
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