shachle

verb

shach·​le
variants or less commonly shackle
ˈshakəl,
ˈshäk-
-ed/-ing/-s

intransitive verb

Scottish : to walk in a shuffling gate : shamble

transitive verb

1
Scottish : to wear (shoes) out of shape
2
Scottish : to distort especially by improper use

Word History

Etymology

perhaps imitative

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“Shachle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shachle. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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