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: to tie together the feet of
: to make helpless : stymie
hog-tie scientific progress
clog, cramp, embarrass, encumber, fetter, hamper, handcuff, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, stymie, tie up, trammel
aid, assist, facilitate, help
1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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