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handcuffed

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

unable to act or achieve one's purpose
  • handcuffed by a dearth of funding, the preservation society can do little but stand by as these historic structures deteriorate

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handcuffed

verb
past tense of handcuff

Synonyms & Antonyms of handcuffed (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to confine or restrain with or as if with chains
  • wanted to take the trip, but was handcuffed by her responsibility to watch her ailing father

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2 to create difficulty for the work or activity of
  • the fear that the new mandatory, standardized tests will handcuff the state's teachers, who will have to specifically tailor their lesson plans for the test

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“Handcuffed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/handcuffed. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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