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

 

trammel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈtræml//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræml//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they trammel
BrE BrE//ˈtræml//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræml//
 
he / she / it trammels
BrE BrE//ˈtræmlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræmlz//
 
past simple trammelled
BrE BrE//ˈtræmld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræmld//
 
past participle trammelled
BrE BrE//ˈtræmld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræmld//
 
(especially US English) past simple trammeled
BrE BrE//ˈtræmld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræmld//
 
(especially US English) past participle trammeled
BrE BrE//ˈtræmld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræmld//
 
-ing form trammelling
BrE BrE//ˈtræmlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræmlɪŋ//
 
(especially US English) -ing form trammeling
BrE BrE//ˈtræmlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtræmlɪŋ//
 
 
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[often passive] trammel somebody/something (formal) to limit somebody’s freedom of movement or activity synonym restrict He felt himself trammelled by convention. compare untrammelled Word Origin late Middle English (originally referring to a type of net used for fishing): from Old French tramail, from a medieval Latin variant of trimaculum, perhaps from Latin tri- ‘three’ + macula ‘mesh’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: trammel