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.
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"There were a number of chains down there that you could grab a quick meal from that weren't as bad as your usual fast food.
With that achieved, the DCPP members will start work on extending the controls across their supply chains down to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and widen membership through the next year.
More than 30 local restaurants and businesses, from big chains down to mom-and-pop outfits have donated gift certificates for their next fundraiser.
I have this image of the Ghost of Christmas Past dragging his chains down the empty passages of the ECHO building and frightening them to death by displaying front pages past, present and future!
AEAN Jheri Blackwood of VFA-86 chains down an FA-18C aboard USS Nimitz (CVN-68).
"Sir, I never said chains around your waist or chains down to your ankles," Judge Gross said.
All that is needed is to carefully cut off the required lengths of rhinestone chain, and then carefully and sturdily sew the chains down on the base beadwork.
Meanwhile a trading update from Enterprise Inns also unsettled the market, with a number of brewing and pub chains down as a result.
Behind this change in ingredients and outsourcing of products is the building pressure on retailers to hold the line on prices in order to be competitive with the chains down the road.
HP has consolidated 26 supply chains down to five since the merger, and has reduced the time it takes to add a new partner into a chain from five weeks to less than two hours.
These descend to gargoyles which drain onto chains down the column face to gullies at the bottom.
Other enzymes then clip most hydroxylated chains down to 10 carbon atoms.
"As the Miami 'hometown team,' we know this market better than the national chains down here, and we exploit this advantage," says Cabrera.