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trammel

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something that makes movement or progress difficult
  • students and parents who want to throw off the trammels of outdated school policies
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trammel

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1 to confine or restrain with or as if with chains
  • He was trammeled by fear of failure.
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2 to create difficulty for the work or activity of
  • The new paperwork requirements will only trammel us and lower our productivity.
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cramp one's style, give a hard time

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Synonym Discussion of trammel

hamper, trammel, clog, fetter, shackle, manacle mean to hinder or impede in moving, progressing, or acting. hamper may imply the effect of any impeding or restraining influence.
    • hampered the investigation by refusing to cooperate
trammel suggests entangling by or confining within a net.
    • rules that trammel the artist's creativity
clog usually implies a slowing by something extraneous or encumbering.
    • a court system clogged by frivolous suits
fetter suggests a restraining so severe that freedom to move or progress is almost lost.
    • a nation fettered by an antiquated class system
shackle and manacle are stronger than fetter and suggest total loss of freedom.
    • a mind shackled by stubborn prejudice
    • a people manacled by tyranny


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