hog-tie

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verb \ ˈhȯg-ˌtī , ˈhäg- \

Definition of hog-tie

transitive verb
1 :to tie together the feet of
2 :to make helpless :stymie
  • hog-tie scientific progress

First Known Use of hog-tie

1886



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