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hog·tie or hog-tie (hôg′tī′, hŏg′-)
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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, -tying or -tied
1. to tie together the legs or the arms and legs of
2. to impede, hamper, or thwart
hog•tie (ˈhɔgˌtaɪ, ˈhɒg-)
v.t. -tied, -ty•ing.
1. to tie (an animal) with all four feet together.
2. to hamper; thwart: Delays hogtied the investigation.
Past participle: hogtied
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Attempts to hogtie
Internet freedom, from the Stop Online Piracy Act to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, have failed to become law.
Hizbullah most often uses the hogtie
as a method of torture in which the hands are tied behind the back and the feet are tied together, with one end of the rope around the victim's neck.
Likewise, Congress should remain silent on such local issues unless it is going to hogtie
the federal courts.