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

Translation of fetter in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • [literary]
    ponerle grillos a
    he felt fettered by convention
    se sentía prisionero de or coartado por los convencionalismos
    Example sentences
    • He has been, your Honour, conveyed back to the same strict custody, manacled and fettered.
    • She followed obediently, moving in ridiculously small steps because her ankles were fettered to her waist.
    • Although unshackled from the 15 kg iron chains that fettered them for three years, they are yet to come to terms with their freedom.
    Example sentences
    • Yes, it means having a nationality, and more often than not, a religion, and so on; all of these things which really fetter us I think.
    • If the freed slave was not fettered by this social contract (self-disciplined productive laborer and consumer), she was criminal.
    • Just a little woozy… sane enough, but of course, to spit out the entire chemistry of the substance that fettered us with its silken strands.
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