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Definition of manacle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

manacle

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈmænəkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænəkl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they manacle
BrE BrE//ˈmænəkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænəkl//
 
he / she / it manacles
BrE BrE//ˈmænəklz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænəklz//
 
past simple manacled
BrE BrE//ˈmænəkld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænəkld//
 
past participle manacled
BrE BrE//ˈmænəkld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænəkld//
 
-ing form manacling
BrE BrE//ˈmænəklɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænəklɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] manacle somebody/something to put manacles on somebody’s wrists or ankles, to stop them from escaping His hands were manacled behind his back. The slaves were chained and manacled. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French manicle ‘handcuff’, from Latin manicula, diminutive of manus ‘hand’.
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