- (usually plural/generalmente en plural) (of work, family life) [formal or literary/formal o literario] ataduras (feminine plural) she felt caught in the trammels of routine se sentía atrapada en las redes de la rutinaMore 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.
vt ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)
- [literary/literario] (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) to feel trammeled by sth sentirse* atrapado en algoMore 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.