Definition Chain

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(Take these) chains (off me): (Take these) restraining metal ropes or cords (usually made of a series of small links) (off me)
the chain of command the hierarchy
a food chain an order in which animals and plants eat each other

a chain (of stores, of events): a large group (of stores) with the same name; a series or progression (of events)

to chain: to attach, to tie up, to restrict, to bind
The first time Bruno met Horatio, he was chained to a ficus. He wanted to protect it.


  • "Philip will be traveling to smoggy, silicone-filled Los Angeles on Thursday morning to meet with buyers from 'Smells R Us', a chain of local perfume stores based in Southern California, as well as carriers of fine Delavigne products."
  • "I have chains all the way from London to Brighton, with another under construction in the U."
  • "Although the notoriety of the local food movement is increasing, even lending such buzzwords as "food patriotism" (strong belief in sustainable local food chains) and "locavore" (one who eats only local products) to the lexicon, some remain unconvinced that the local food movement is all it's cracked up to be."
  • "Come on people, break the chains!"
  • "Brian : Oh I see, but there are so many pizza chains in America - what gives Luigi's Pizza a competitive edge?"

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