hog-tie

verb \ ˈhȯg-ˌtī , ˈhäg- \

Definition of hog-tie

hog-tied; hog-tying; hog-ties
1 : to tie together the feet of
2 : to make helpless : stymie
  • hog-tie scientific progress

First Known Use of hog-tie

1886

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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