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Noun
Chains or shackles used to bind a person or animal
“There was that luxurious after-dinner atmosphere, when thought runs gracefully free of the trammels of precision.”
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Something that hinders progress or movement
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“Voting should be freed from the trammel of all official interventions.”
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A means used or imposed to restrict or control something
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The act or state of being confined or imprisoned
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Situations that require resolution
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Plural for a period of time by which something is late or postponed
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Plural for a mechanical instrument used to trace out an ellipse
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To restrain with chains or manacles
“That horror in turn serves as a symbol of the chains that trammel the spirit.”
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To catch or ensnare in a trap
“We must not trammel the soul with formalities, or lay snares for our own conscience.”
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To block or seal off a place, such as with a barrier
“The grid manifests our propensity to trammel the land, to project onto it human desire and total mental control.”
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To hamper or impede the movement or progress of
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“Satirists spare no keen-pointed shafts of ridicule to level at the mists of ignorance, bigotry and tyranny that trammel the progress of higher knowledge.”
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To imprison, confine or incarcerate someone
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To load, or be loaded, heavily with
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To catch, or became caught, with a trap
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