enfetter
transitive verb Date: 1599 to bind in fetters ; enchain

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Enfetter — En*fet ter, v. t. To bind in fetters; to enchain. Enfettered to her love. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enfetter — [en fet′ər] vt. to bind in or as in fetters …   English World dictionary

  • enfetter — /en fet euhr/, v.t. to bind with or as with fetters. [1595 1605; EN 1 + FETTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • enfetter — v. enchain, fetter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enfetter — en·fetter …   English syllables

  • enfetter — en•fet•ter [[t]ɛnˈfɛt ər[/t]] v. t. to bind with fetters …   From formal English to slang

  • enfetter — /ɛnˈfɛtə/ (say en fetuh), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) to bind with or as with fetters …   Australian English dictionary

  • enfetter — v.tr. literary 1 bind in or as in fetters. 2 (foll. by to) enslave …   Useful english dictionary

  • bind — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. restrain, secure, fasten; obligate. See restraint, duty, compulsion, junction. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. dilemma, tight situation, quandary, jam*; see predicament . v. 1. [To constrain with bonds]… …   English dictionary for students

  • fetter — verb 1) the captive was fettered Syn: shackle, manacle, handcuff, clap in irons, put in chains, chain (up); informal cuff; literary enfetter 2) these obligations fetter the company s powers Syn: restrict, restrain, constrain, limit …   Thesaurus of popular words

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