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fetter
British English: /ˈfɛtə/
American English: /ˈfɛdər/

Translation of fetter in German:

noun

  • 1
    (shackle)
    Fußfessel, die
  • 2usu. in pl. (bond)
    Fesseln
    Pl.
    in pl. [figurative] (captivity)
    Fesseln
    Pl.
  • 3in pl.
    (restraint)
    Fesseln
    Pl.

transitive verb

  • 1
    (bind [as] with fetters)
    be fettered to something/somebody
    [figurative]
    an etwas/jemanden gekettet sein
  • 2 (impede)
    (Freiheit, Rechte, Souveränität, Personen)
    (Fortschritt, Entwicklung, Wachstum, Entfaltung)
    (Fantasie)

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