hog-tie

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Verb[edit]

hog-tie (third-person singular simple present hog-ties, present participle hog-tying or hog-tieing, simple past and past participle hog-tied)

  1. To tie a person's or animal's feet together; originally all four legs of a quadruped.
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, chapter XII, in The Understanding Heart:
      # “As an inventor,” Bob Mason suggested, “you're a howling success at shooting craps ! If I were as free of spavins, ringbone, saddle-galls, and splints as you are, I'd have that nanny-goat in here, hog-tie her, flop her and let the boy help himself. […]”
  2. (figuratively) To render helpless.

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Noun[edit]

hog-tie (plural hog-ties)

  1. The act of tying the feet together in this way.

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967