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  1. straitjacket

    • IPA[ˈstrātˌjakət]

    美式

    • n.
      a strong garment with long sleeves which can be tied together to confine the arms of a violent prisoner or mental patient.;used in reference to something that restricts freedom of action, development, or expression
    • v.
      restrain with a straitjacket.;impose severely restrictive measures on (a person or activity)
    • verb: straitjacket, 3rd person present: straitjackets, gerund or present participle: straitjacketing, past tense: straitjacketed, past participle: straitjacketed

    • noun: straitjacket, plural noun: straitjackets

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. a strong garment with long sleeves which can be tied together to confine the arms of a violent prisoner or mental patient.
    • used in reference to something that restricts freedom of action, development, or expression the government is operating in an economic straitjacket

    動詞

    • 1. restrain with a straitjacket.
    • impose severely restrictive measures on (a person or activity) the treaty should not be used as a tool to straitjacket international trade
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    • IPA[ˈstreɪtˌdʒakɪt]

    英式

    • n.
      a strong garment with long sleeves which can be tied together to confine the arms of a violent ...
    • v.
      restrain with a straitjacket.

    Oxford Dictionary