hogtie [hawg-tahy, hog-] Word Origin See more synonyms for hogtie on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), hog·tied, hog·ty·ing.

  1. to tie (an animal) with all four feet together.
  2. to hamper or thwart: Repeated delays hogtied the investigation.

Origin of hogtie An Americanism dating back to 1890–95; hog + tie Related Words for hogtie paralyze, immobilize, disable, cripple, maim, hinder, obstruct, discourage, prohibit, forbid, suppress, outlaw, stymie, restrain, curb, impede, constrain, harm, dismember, disfigure British Dictionary definitions for hogtie hogtie verb -ties, -tying or -tied (tr) mainly US

  1. to tie together the legs or the arms and legs of
  2. to impede, hamper, or thwart

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