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verb [transitive] American hogtie pronunciation in American English /ˈhɔɡˌtaɪ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhogtie
he/she/ithogties
present participlehogtying
past tensehogtied
past participlehogtied
  1. 1
    to tie a person’s hands and feet together behind his or her back, or to tie all four of an animal’s feet together
  2. 2
    informal to make it impossible for a person to do what he or she wants to do

    The members of the city council are hog-tied by rules and regulations.

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