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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To deprive of the power of locomotion by cutting the leg tendons.

Usage examples (37)
  • Verb (used with object) : Their efforts were hamstrung by stubborn pride
  • Rather than incompetent, I prefer to use the term hamstrung by its minority standing.
  • Unfortunately, Obama is yet again hamstrung by the right on this.
  • Strides have been made, she said, but civilian agencies remain hamstrung by bureaucratic rules that make it impossible to spend money quickly. for more
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