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
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The ruling party wants desperately to win, but by chaining down its competitors.
If I had been three seconds slower at chaining down the plane (very ironic considering I thought it to be my personal best), the Hornet would have already caught the wire and there would have been no opportunity for an LA incursion and an LSO wave off.
A lot of the labor of barging is the labor of chaining down the cargo well," he said.
The airboss came over the radio and said they had me and were chaining down the jet.
While chaining down Ambush 03 for a maintenance turn, Petty Officer Gunter saw that the head of the forward attachment bolt that connects the landing-gear crank assembly to the planning-link had sheared.