One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Restrain (someone) as if with shackles.
shackle, manacle, handcuff, clap in irons, put in chains, chain, chain up, bind, tie, tie up, tether, rope, hobbleView synonyms
- ‘I hope that I may yet find the rare chances to forget that I am an old, tired man who was enfettered by too many obligations.’
- ‘For before this I had no Lord, nor King; but I was enfettered by the power of Satan, condemned to death, and entangled in sin and blindness.’
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