(intransitive) To link multiple items together.
- To take unfair advantage of someone; deceive or manipulate someone.
Other Word Forms of Chain
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Chain
Origin of Chain
From Middle English chaine, from Old French chaine, chaene ("chain"; Modern French: chaîne), from Latin catēna (“chain”), from Proto-Indo-European *kat- (“to braid, twist; hut, shed”). Cognate with North Frisian ketten (“chain”), Dutch keten (“chain”), Low German Kede (“chain”), German Kette (“chain”), Danish kæde (“chain”), Swedish kedja (“chain”), Icelandic keðja (“chain”).
Middle English chaine from Old French from Latin catēna
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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