Adjective "Hamstrung" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Hamstrung


    Definition:

    1. (in humans and other primates) any of the tendons that bound the ham of the knee.

    2. (in quadrupeds) the great tendon at the back of the hock. verb (used with object), hamstrung, hamstringing.

    3. to disable by cutting the hamstring or hamstrings; cripple.

    4. to render powerless or useless; thwart: Their efforts were hamstrung by stubborn pride.

    Origin:
    hamstring

    Examples:

    "governments can be hamstrung by disputes."

    "powers can be hamstrung by admissions."

    "unions can be hamstrung from starts."

    "places can be hamstrung by weeks."

    "places can be hamstrung by taxes."

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