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Definition of trammel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [often passive] trammel somebody/something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trammel
    he / she / it trammels
    past simple trammeled ()trammelled
    -ing form trammeling ()trammelling
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  1. 1to limit someone's freedom of movement or activity synonym restrict
  2. 2 He felt himself trammeled by convention. compare untrammeled
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: trammel