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chains

noun
plural of chain

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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chains

verb
present tense third-person singular of chain

Synonyms & Antonyms of chains (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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“Chains.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chains. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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