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chain

 
 
pronunciation:
cheIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a row of links, usually made of metal, that are joined together and used to pull, hold, or fasten something.
The workers used chains to drag the logs up the hill.The boy tied his dog with a chain.The door is locked with a chain.
 
similar words:
cable, tether
definition 2: a series of things or events that are connected to each other.
A chain of mountains stretched across the state.There has been a chain of robberies in the city.
synonyms:
sequence, series, string
similar words:
course, cycle, range, set, succession, train
definition 3: a series of businesses of the same kind, owned by one person or company.
My uncle owns a hotel chain.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: chains, chaining, chained
definition 1: to hold or fasten with a chain.
I chained the door shut.
similar words:
bind, fasten, handcuff, lash, leash, moor, secure, tether, tie
definition 2: to hold or keep in place with a chain.
He chained the dog to keep it from running away.
synonyms:
confine, imprison, restrain
similar words:
handcuff, pen, restrict
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