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Synonyms for trammel

to gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping

to restrict the activity or free movement of

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a fishing net with three layers

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an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace

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a restraint that is used to teach a horse to amble

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a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

catch in or as if in a trap

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A horror of the vile disguise that concealed her; a yearning to burst its trammels and hide her shameful painted face on Norah's bosom, took possession of her, body and soul.
A little to his right rose the noisy activity of his troop of sun-tanned veterans, released for the time from the irksome trammels of discipline, relaxing tired muscles, laughing, joking, and smoking as they, too, prepared to eat after a twelve-hour fast.
I love it; I revel in shaking off the trammels of respectability, as you know."
Around the table reigned that noisy hilarity which usually prevails at such a time among people sufficiently free from the demands of social position not to feel the trammels of etiquette.
I cast the miserable trammels of worldly discretion to the winds, and spoke with the fervour that filled me, in the words that came first.
Alexander Ossipon, anarchist, nicknamed the Doctor, author of a medical (and improper) pamphlet, late lecturer on the social aspects of hygiene to working men's clubs, was free from the trammels of conventional morality - but he submitted to the rule of science.
When free from the trammels of passion,' Mrs General closed her eyes at the word, as if she could not utter it, and see anybody; 'when occurring with the approbation of near relatives; and when cementing the proud structure of a family edifice; these are usually auspicious events.