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hamstrung

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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

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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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