chain-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: connect or fasten into a chain by linking

Commentary: NP1 CHAIN NP2

With a medium blue fabric, single chain the edges together.
The molecules are chained together into chains through the NH N
hydrogen bonds.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: fasten or secure with chains

Commentary: Includes: CHAIN UP Syntax is: NP1[agent] CHAIN (up) NP2[patient]

Hocque was chained up with the other galley prisoners.
They had bound and chained the victim to a wall in a basement.

VerbNet: tape-22.4
FrameNet: Attaching
PropBank: chain.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
chain_up 1