Unshackle
Unshackle Un*shac"kle, v. t. [1st pref. un- + shackle.] To loose from shackles or bonds; to set free from restraint; to unfetter. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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  • unshackle — verb a) To remove shackles from someone or something. The captain ordered that the guards unshackle and release the prisoner, as he had served his sentence. b) To remove restrictions or inhibitions; to allow full freedom and power. Painting was,… …   Wiktionary

  • unshackle — transitive verb Date: 1598 to free from shackles …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unshackle — /un shak euhl/, v.t., unshackled, unshackling. 1. to free from shackles; unfetter. 2. to free from restraint, as conversation. [1605 15; UN 2 + SHACKLE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • unshackle — v. release from restraints; free …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unshackle — verb release from shackles or other restraints …   English new terms dictionary

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