shackle

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shackle(
shah
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kuhl
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to put shackles on)
a. poner grilletes a
The officer handcuffed my wrists and shackled my feet.El policía me puso esposas en las muñecas y grilletes en los pies.
b. poner grillos a
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.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(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
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (fetters)
a. los grilletes
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The shackles bit into his ankles, leaving red welts.Los grilletes se le clavaban en los tobillos, dejándole verdugones rojos.
b. los grillos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(restricting factors)
a. las trabas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
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.
b. las cadenas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The country has freed itself from the shackles of colonialism.El país se liberó de las cadenas del colonialismo.
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shackle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
shacklesgrilletes mpl
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (prisoner)
a. poner grilletes a
3. (fig)
a.
to be shackled by conventionser prisionero(a) de los convencionalismos
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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);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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