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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 Origin Middle English: from Old French manicle ‘handcuff’, from Latin manicula, diminutive of manus ‘hand’.
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