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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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References in classic literature ?
First he drew the larger bag over Numa's head and secured it about his neck with the draw string, then he managed, after considerable effort, during which he barely escaped being torn to ribbons by the mighty talons, to hog-tie Numa--drawing his four legs together and securing them in that position with the strips trimmed from the pigskins.
In a 2.1 counterpoint, Kate drops her washboard and hog-ties Bianca to a bench with a laundry line, then slaps her bottom.
At one point, Morning chases down a suspect and hog-ties him with the skill of a champion rodeo rider.