HOGTIES

hogtie

[hawg-tahy, hog-]
verb (used with object), hogtied, hogtying.
1.
to tie (an animal) with all four feet together.
2.
to hamper or thwart: Repeated delays hogtied the investigation.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism; hog + tie

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Hogties
Collins
World English Dictionary
hogtie (ˈhɒɡˌtaɪ)
 
vb , -ties, -tying, -tied
1.  to tie together the legs or the arms and legs of
2.  to impede, hamper, or thwart

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature