Hamstringing
Hamstring Ham"string`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hamstrung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hamstringing}. See {String}.] To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapacitate; to disable. [1913 Webster]

So have they hamstrung the valor of the subject by seeking to effeminate us all at home. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hamstring — Ham string , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hamstrung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hamstringing}. See {String}.] To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapacitate; to disable. [1913 Webster] So have they… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hamstrung — Hamstring Ham string , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hamstrung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hamstringing}. See {String}.] To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapacitate; to disable. [1913 Webster] So have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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