动词过去式:fettered 过去分词:fettered 现在分词:fettering 第三人称单数:fetters
n (usu pl 通常作复数)
1 chain put round the feet of a person or animal to limit movement 脚镣; （动物的）足械
*The prisoner was kept in fetters. 犯人戴着脚镣.
2 (fig 比喻) thing that restricts or hinders 桎梏; 束缚; 绊
*the fetters of poverty 贫困的束缚.
1 put (sb) in fetters 给（某人）戴上脚镣.
2 restrict or hinder (sb) in any way 束缚或阻碍（某人）
*I hate being fettered by petty rules and regulations. 我讨厌受清规戒律的束缚.
v [T usually passive]literary
to restrict someone's freedom and prevent them from doing what they want fettered by family responsibilities
to put chains on a prisoner's hands or feet