shackle
transitive verb
1. (to put shackles on) 
The officer handcuffed my wrists and shackled my feet.El policía me puso esposas en las muñecas y grilletes en los pies.
The thieves shackled the man to the bedpost and left with all his money.Los ladrones le pusieron grillos al hombre para sujetarlo al poste de la cama y se fueron con todo su dinero.
2. (figurative) (to restrict) 
a. coartar 
My boss's antiquated way of doing things is shackling my creativity.La manera anticuada de hacer las cosas que tiene mi jefe está coartando mi creatividad.
shackles
plural noun
3. (fetters) 
The shackles bit into his ankles, leaving red welts.Los grilletes se le clavaban en los tobillos, dejándole verdugones rojos.
The guards put shackles on his wrists and ankles to restrain him.Los guardias le pusieron grillos en las muñecas y los tobillos para sujetarlo.
4. (figurative) (restricting factors) 
There are many legal shackles that limit the broadcaster's freedom to act.Existen muchas trabas legales que coartan la libertad de acción de la presentadora.
The country has freed itself from the shackles of colonialism.El país se liberó de las cadenas del colonialismo.
shackle
Noun
1. (general) 
shacklesgrilletes mpl
transitive verb
2. (prisoner) 
a. poner grilletes a 
3. (fig) 
to be shackled by conventionser prisionero(a) de los convencionalismos
shackle [ˈʃækl]
transitive verb
[+prisoner] poner grilletes a; poner grillos a; (obstruct) echar trabas a;
shackles (n) (chains) grilletes (m); grillos (m); (obstruction) trabas (f);
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