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hog·tie

or hog-tie (hôg′tī′, hŏg′-)
tr.v. hog·tied, hog·tie·ing or hog·ty·ing, hog·ties or hog-tied or hog-tie·ing or hog-ty·ing or hog-ties
1. To tie together the feet or legs of.
2. Informal To impede or disrupt in movement or action. See Synonyms at hobble.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hog-tie - tie together somebody's limbs; "The prisoner was hog-tied"
tie down, tie up, truss, bind - secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
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hog-tie

also hogtie
verb
Informal. To restrict the activity or free movement of:
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The four lawmen were allegedly taken to the house of Anadon where they were hog-tied before they were killed, police said.
Britain is hog-tied to Europe and this needs to stop.
I am outraged to no end by the total, otherworldly disdain for the value of her life, the way she was trussed up, hog-tied, her mouth taped, her throat cut and placed in the bathtub, even the water left running to drain her blood.
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Quoting one of Bocales' brothers, Garello said the victim was hog-tied and was cut in different parts of his body and head.
Her dream is to be hog-tied and debased, but on her terms and at her own instruction.
Thinking about the NUM in North Sydney who was murdered a few years back, the poor ward clerk who was found hog-tied, a mental health nurse stabbed on the job a few years ago.