Wortformen:hog-ties, hog-tying, hog-tied
1. transitive verb
If someone hog-ties
an animal or a person, they tie
together, or they tie their arms
and legs together.
The cops come in, hog-tie him, chuck him in the back of an ambulance.
2. transitive verb
If you are hog-tied
by something, it restricts
you or stops
you from doing something.
She had been hog-tied by the system but she had never lost her compassion.
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