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1‘he made progress towards an ideal which the trammels of tradition never allowed him to attain’
restraint, constraint, curb, check, impediment, obstacle, barrier, handicap, bar, block, hindrance, encumbrance, disadvantage, drawback, snag, stumbling block
literary shackles, fetters, bonds
1‘the narrow skirt trammelled her steps’
restrict, restrain, constrain, hamper, confine, curb, check, hinder, handicap, obstruct, impede, interfere with, forestall, thwart, frustrate
literary hold back, retard, slow down, cramp, clog, straiten, hem in
literary hamstring, bridle, encumber, enmesh, ensnare
informal, literary stymie
British informal, literary throw a spanner in the works of
North American informal, literary throw a monkey wrench in the works of
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