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hamstrung

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 not producing the desired result
  • several hamstrung attempts to reorganize the local parent-teacher association were made

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2 unable to act or achieve one's purpose
  • hamstrung by recent congressional limitations on executive power, the president can do little in this situation

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hamstrung

verb
past tense of hamstring

Synonyms & Antonyms of hamstrung (Entry 2 of 2)

to render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move
  • the downtown development committee claims that it's hamstrung by city ordinances protecting historic buildings

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“Hamstrung.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hamstrung. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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