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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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Arresting officers denied using excessive force and hog-tying Mr Rigg, who attacked passers-by in Balham, South West London.
The bill would also prohibit hog-tying - a practice sometimes used to restrain mentally ill persons, which has caused some to die from asphyxiation.
Hog-tying food this way could be catastrophic, considering the old-country origins of most of our cuisine.
Once they subdue them, police personnel handcuff and may need to restrain them further by hog-tying their legs together or by strapping them to a stretcher or board.
After hog-tying the 'cow' - who happened to be Harvard senior Bryan Leach - Crystal was presented with a live baby pig and asked to address the piglet as perhaps his most famous character, the talk-show personality Fernando from Saturday Night Live.
Undoubtedly, my father--a sportsman and outdoorsman by every sense of the word--must have seen this as one of his investment opportunities, to risk his second oldest of four having convulsions, and having pulled me from the old oak tree and nearly hog-tying me to transport me to our new domicile!