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Straitjacket

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Noun

1. straitjacket

anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines

Example Sentences:
'they defected because Russian dance was in a straitjacket'
'the government is operating in an economic straitjacket'

2. straightjacket, straitjacket

a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Straitjacket

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noun
1. Also called: straightjacket
a jacket made of strong canvas material with long sleeves for binding the arms of violent prisoners or psychiatric patients
2. 
a severe restriction or limitation
verb
3. (transitive)
to confine in or as if in a straitjacket

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Straitjacket

see synonyms of straitjacket
noun
1. 
a coatlike device that binds the arms tight against the body: used to restrain persons in a violent state
2. 
anything that confines or limits
verb transitive
3. 
to confine or restrict with or as with a straitjacket

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Straitjacket

see synonyms of straitjacket
n.
1. A long-sleeved jacketlike garment used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent patient or prisoner.
2. Something that restricts, hinders, or confines: the straitjacket of bureaucratic paperwork.
tr.v. strait·jack·et·ed, strait·jack·et·ing, strait·jack·ets also straight·jack·et·ed or straight·jack·et·ing or straight·jack·ets
To restrain, restrict, or hinder by or as if by confining in a straitjacket.

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