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1‘he had been held in chains while he was a prisoner’
fetters, shackles, bonds, irons, leg irons, manacles, handcuffs
informal cuffs, bracelets
archaic trammels, gyves, darbies, bilboes
2‘a chain of events’
series, succession, string, sequence, train, trail, run, pattern, progression, course, Set, line, row, concatenation
3‘a chain of shops’
multiple shop, multiple store, multiple, firm, company
1‘she chained her bicycle to the railings’
tie, secure, fasten, tether, hitch, bind, rope, moor
restrain, shackle, fetter, manacle, handcuff, hobble
rare trammel, gyve
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