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What is another word for shackles?

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Restraints placed around a prisoner's wrists or ankles to restrict their movement
“The guard removed the shackles from the prisoner's wrists, granting him the freedom he had longed for.”
Something that hinders progress or movement
“The fear of failure can often become the shackles that hinder one's progress and prevent them from reaching their full potential.”
A hindrance or obstruction in doing something
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The act of enslaving or the state of being a slave
Plural for a heavy burden of responsibility or obligation
To restrain or chain with shackles
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“When Jimmy came into the camp, Al had him shackle the prisoner to a tree.”
To restrict or hamper the progress or function of
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“A writer must never allow rules or format to shackle his ability to communicate.”
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