1 often pl a chain or bond fastened round the ankle; shackle
2 usually pl a check or restraint
4 to bind in fetters (Old English fetor; related to Old Norse fjöturr fetter, Old High German fezzera, Latin pedica fetter, impedire to hinder)
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English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
vb bind, chain, clip someone's wings, confine, curb, encumber, gyve (archaic) hamper, hamstring, hobble, hold captive, manacle, put a straitjacket on, restrain, restrict, shackle, straiten, tie, tie up, trammel
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