Definition of unshackle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈSHakəl/


[with object] (usually be unshackled)
1Release from shackles, chains, or other physical restraints: his feet were unshackled
More example sentences
  • ‘I said release him,’ Sato said firmly, his eyes hard as the guards unshackle the chains on Tenkou's wrists.
  • He will be unshackled, he'll be read his rights and the charges against him, and the details of his defence will be conveyed to him.
  • Macon smiled happily, and Garret finished unshackling me.
1.1Liberate; set free.
Example sentences
  • Simply put, precision could undo Hiroshima and unshackle military power.
  • In addition, knowledge through education, goes a long way in unshackling the population from some of the most basic drawbacks to development that are based on ignorance, such as disease.
  • These are aimed at unshackling the excise procedures from the slavery of complexities and rigidities, and making them simple and user-friendly.

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Syllabification: un·shack·le

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