chain (something) down

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chain (something) down

To fasten or anchor something in place with chains. Chain your bike down so that no one steals it while you're shopping.
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chain someone or something down

to fasten someone or something down with chains. They chained down the the bicycle rack so no one could steal it. We chained the tool-shed down so a strong wind would not blow it over.
See also: chain, down
References in classic literature ?
Say he were pinioned even; knotted all over with ropes and hawsers; chained down to ring-bolts on this cabin floor; he would be more hideous than a caged tiger, then.
Governor Burnet was so chained down by his instructions from the king that he could not act as he might otherwise have wished.
Nor can I truly say that I wearied of this beneficent and innocent life; I think instead that I daily enjoyed it more completely; but I was still cursed with my duality of purpose; and as the first edge of my penitence wore off, the lower side of me, so long indulged, so recently chained down, began to growl for licence.
Nothing depicts this better than a recent post on social media of a dog chained down while a monkey was let loose to torment it.
For those interested in novels touching on religious themes with respect but not chained down by reverence, Children of God is the place to look.
The culprit entered Percival's in the Longfield Centre, Prestwich, and yanked the container from the counter, even though it was chained down.
The Agunot Section is a semi-secret section of the court that tracks down men who systematically refuse to comply with the Jewish divorce process - making the woman an Aguna, literally, a woman who is chained down, the news site Kipa reported Monday.
He found the till was chained down and pushed the shopkeeper, but she punched him to the head in a struggle, Teesside Crown Court heard.
Ever since the days when manuscripts were chained down to monastic desks, libraries have served as the places where users could freely interact with the latest information technology.
You could hardly move around, every inch of deck space on the landing craft was crammed with vehicles and equipment - all chained down in case of rough seas," she said.
Even when chained down at the grand piano to perform Chocolate Cake, the witty opening track from Woodface, Finn's elan was endless and proved that he is getting better with age.
Also, in less-than-desirable areas, note if the lawn planters or outside furniture are chained down.
Animals are beaten and chained down. They suffer from malnutrition and small, dirty cages with awful smells.
Another popular myth, known to most Liverpudlians, is that the birds have been chained down to the domes of the Liver Building because if they were to fly away, Liverpool would cease to exist and sink into the Mersey.
“Having the freedom to do what one wants in life starts with not being chained down by financial obligations.