Synonyms of shackle in English:

shackle


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verb

1‘the prisoner was shackled to the heavy steel chair in the centre of the room’

SYNONYMS
chain, fetter, manacle
secure, tie, tie up, bind, tether, hobble
put in chains, clap in irons, put in irons, handcuff
archaic gyve
ANTONYMS

free

2‘investigative journalists could soon be shackled by a new European directive on data protection’

SYNONYMS
restrain, restrict, limit, constrain
hamper, hinder, impede, obstruct, handicap, hamstring, encumber, inhibit, check, curb, tie down
tie someone's hands, cramp someone's style
rare trammel
ANTONYMS

give someone free rein