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Stressed vowel length and/or separability: fẹsseln

Translation of fesseln in English:

transitives Verb

  • 1
    (mit Ketten) chain up
    jemanden an etwas (Akk.) fesseln
    tie/chain somebody to something
    jemanden an Händen und Füßen fesseln
    tie somebody hand and foot
    jemandem die Hände auf den Rücken fesseln
    tie somebody's hands behind his/her back
    ans Bett/Haus/an den Rollstuhl gefesselt sein [figurative]
    be confined to [one's] bed/tied to the house/confined to a wheelchair
    jemanden an sich (Akk.) fesseln [figurative]
    bind somebody to oneself

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