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American English: /ˈtræməl/
British English: /ˈtram(ə)l/

Translation of trammel in Spanish:


  • (usually plural) (of work, family life) (formal or literary) she felt caught in the trammels of routine
    se sentía atrapada en las redes de la rutina
    Example sentences
    • The most notable characteristic of Archimedes' mathematical work is its freedom from the trammels of traditional Greek mathematics.
    • It was the culmination of the sustained effort of many small entrepreneurs who had carved out a unique niche for offering hospitality without the trammels of the organised industry.
    • Wannabe ‘Americans’ had come to the New World to escape the trammels of established churches and feudalism which disfigured early modern Europe.

transitive verb (British) trammelling trammelled

  • [literary] (usually passive) to feel trammeled by something
    sentirse atrapado en algo
    Example sentences
    • No Scottish Labour leader would dream of letting himself be trammelled by the kind of political constraints that hobbled Louis XIV.
    • The lack of evidence also trammelled the inquiry into the most serious allegations, those involving collusion between the British authorities and loyalist paramilitaries.
    • I think this is another paradigm of countries in transition, the bad roads left behind after being trammelled by the carts of history.
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