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plural -s
chiefly Scottish


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transitive verb

now chiefly Scottish
: hamstring
thou shalt hough their horses, and burn their chariotsJoshua 11:6 (Authorized Version)

Word History



Middle English hoch, hough

Transitive verb

Middle English houghen, from hough, noun

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“Hough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hough. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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