, v. t. [imp. p. p. Chained (chnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Chaining.] 1. To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.
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Chained behind the hostile car.
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2. To keep in slavery; to enslave.
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And which more blest? who chained his country, say
Or he whose virtue sighed to lose a day?
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3. To unite closely and strongly.
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And in this vow do chain my soul to thine.
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4. (Surveying) To measure with the chain.
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5. To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.
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