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  • v. to constrain, or to confine within set limits.
  • v. to secure as if with a rope or hook.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. secure with or as if with ropes
  • v. restrain from independence by an obligation

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