hog–tie

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verb \ˈhȯg-ˌtī, ˈhäg-\

Definition of hog–tie

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to tie together the feet of

  3. 2 :  to make helpless :  stymie hog–tie scientific progress

1886

First Known Use of hog–tie

1886

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