Synonyms of 'chain'
a flexible length of metal links, used for fastening, binding, or connecting, or in jewelleryThe dogs were growling and pulling at their chains.
a number of establishments, such as hotels or shops, that have the same owner or managementA new chain of shops is to be opened next year.
a series of connected facts or eventsa horrific chain of events
a series of explosions
Only she and Mr Cohen had complete sets of keys to the shop.
a train of events which would culminate in tragedy
The incident was the latest in a string of attacks.
the sequence of events that led to the murder
He took a succession of jobs which have stood him in good stead.
the steady progression of events in my life
to restrict, fasten, or bind with or as if with a chainWe were kept in a cell, chained to the wall.
All are bound by the same strict etiquette.
Police restrained her on July 28.
They tried to handcuff him but he fought his way free.
The robber was shackled and led away.
He dismounted, tethering his horse to a tree.
My foes fettered me hand and foot.
His hands were manacled behind his back.
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in the sense of bond
something that binds, fastens, or holds together
He managed to break free of his bonds.
in the sense of confine
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Thesaurus for chain from the Collins English Thesaurus