Definition of unshackle
: to free from shackles
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Despite their violent and destructive pasts, these men have had the courage to unshackle themselves from their inner prison.
David, trying to unshackle his fellow android from servitude, urges him to make music and teaches him how to play a recorder.
Far more disturbing are the mysterious online bullies intent on ruining the lives of participants who dare to unshackle themselves from Jane’s vast tickling empire.
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UNSHACKLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unshackle for English Language Learners
: to take shackles or handcuffs off (someone)
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