AskDefine | Define hamstrung

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hamstrung (See hamstring)
n : one of the tendons at the back of the knee [syn: hamstring tendon]


1 make ineffective or powerless; "The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules"
2 cripple by cutting the hamstring [also: hamstrung]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Restricted as if by being crippled with a hamstring.


  1. past of hamstring
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