unshackle

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verb un·shack·le \ˌən-ˈsha-kəl\

Definition of unshackle

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to free from shackles

1598

First Known Use of unshackle

1598


UNSHACKLE Defined for English Language Learners

unshackle

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verb un·shack·le \ˌən-ˈsha-kəl\

Definition of unshackle for English Language Learners

  • : to take shackles or handcuffs off (someone)

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