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hogtie

[hawg-tahy, hog-]
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verb (used with object), hog·tied, hog·ty·ing.
  1. to tie (an animal) with all four feet together.
  2. to hamper or thwart: Repeated delays hogtied the investigation.
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Origin of hogtie

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; hog + tie
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Related Words for hogtie

paralyze, immobilize, disable, cripple, maim, hinder, obstruct, discourage, prohibit, forbid, suppress, outlaw, stymie, restrain, curb, impede, constrain, harm, dismember, disfigure

British Dictionary definitions for hogtie

hogtie

verb -ties, -tying or -tied (tr) mainly US
  1. to tie together the legs or the arms and legs of
  2. to impede, hamper, or thwart
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