Translation of trammel in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈtræməl/


  • (usually plural/generalmente en plural) (of work, family life) [formal or liter] ataduras (feminine plural) she felt caught in the trammels of routine se sentía atrapada en las redes de la rutina
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    • 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/verbo transitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • [literary/literario] (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) to feel trammeled by sth sentirse* atrapado en algo

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