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chain

noun

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1 a series of things linked together
  • the chain of events that led the American colonies to seek independence from Great Britain

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2 something that makes movement or progress difficult
  • this community will grow and prosper only after it has thrown off the chains of ignorance and prejudice

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3 something that physically prevents free movement
  • chains on the prisoner's ankles

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chain

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of chain (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to confine or restrain with or as if with chains
  • chaining up the dog in the backyard

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2 to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole
  • the prosecutor meticulously and brilliantly chained all the evidence together in his closing argument

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The first known use of chain was in the 14th century

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“Chain.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chain. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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