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Synonyms for shackle
ˈʃæk əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shackle, bond, hamper, trammel(noun)

    a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

    bail, bond certificate, bond paper, adherence, bail bond, chemical bond, adhesiveness, hamper, alliance, adhesion, trammel, bond, trammel net, attachment

  2. shackle(verb)

    a U-shaped bar; the open end can be passed through chain links and closed with a bar

    bond, trammel, hamper

  3. pinion, shackle(verb)

    bind the arms of

    fetter, pinion

  4. fetter, shackle(verb)

    restrain with fetters

    fetter, pinion

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shackle

    Binding is primarily by something flexible, as a cord or bandage drawn closely around an object or group of objects, as when we bind up a wounded limb. We bind a sheaf of wheat with a cord; we tie the cord in a knot; we fasten by any means that will make things hold together, as a board by nails, or a door by a lock. The verbs tie and fasten are scarcely used in the figurative sense, tho, using the noun, we speak of the ties of affection. Bind has an extensive figurative use. One is bound by conscience or honor; he is obliged by some imperious necessity; engaged by his own promise; compelled by physical force or its moral equivalent.

    bind, compel, engage, fasten, fetter, fix, oblige, restrain, restrict, secure, tie

    free, loose, set free, unbind, unfasten, unloose, untie

    Bind to a pillar; unto an altar; to a service; bind one with chains or in chains; one is bound by a contract; a splint is bound upon a limb; the arms may be bound to the sides or behind the back; bind a wreath about, around, or round the head; twigs are bound in or into fagots; for military purposes, they are bound at both ends and in the middle; one is bound by a contract, or bound under a penalty to fulfil a contract.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shackle(n)

    fetter, gype, chain, obstruction, embarrassment

    aid, assistance, subsidiary, help

  2. shackle(v)

    fetter, bind, chain, hamper, harness, impede

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shackle(n.)

    FETTER, gyve, chain, hamper, MANACLE, handcuff

  2. shackle(v. a.)

    fetter, chain, manacle, hamper

  3. shackle(v. a.)

    trammel, embarrass, obstruct, impede, restrict

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    manila, necklace

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