hog tying


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

1890–95, Americanism; hog + tie

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hogtie (ˈhɒɡˌtaɪ)
vb , -ties, -tying, -tied
1.  to tie together the legs or the arms and legs of
2.  to impede, hamper, or thwart

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