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Daemon
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fetter

(verb) Restrain with fetters.

Synonyms: shackle

Usage: My foes fettered me hand and foot and imprisoned me in a dank dungeon.
thar
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It is so useful to know that to fetter someone means to to restrain them with fetters. It is all so clear to me now! d'oh!


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fetter (n.)

Old English fetor "chain or shackle by which a person or animal is bound by the feet," figuratively "check, restraint," from Proto-Germanic *fetero (source also of Old Saxon feteros (plural), Middle Dutch veter "fetter," in modern Dutch "lace, string," Old High German fezzera, Old Norse fiöturr, Swedish fjätter "fetter"), from PIE root *ped- "foot." The generalized sense of "anything that shackles" had evolved in Old English.

fetter (v.)

c. 1300, from Old English gefetrian, from the noun







KSPavan
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fetter
Definition: (verb) Restrain with fetters.
Synonyms: shackle
Usage: My foes fettered me hand and foot and imprisoned me in a dank dungeon.
Emel Rapchan
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fetter
- hobble, shackle, handcuff, manacle, cuff
- to restrict, confine, curb, hamper, chain
- to tie, tie up, constraints, manacle

Examples:
- The criminal was conducted to prison by the police in fetters after have heard the judge's pronouncement.
- The police found the kids shacked in the furniture inside the house when they broke into the house.
- I felt curbed at the company back that time when I was working endless hours without resting.
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fetter

Definition: (verb) Restrain with fetters.
Synonyms: shackle
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