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Noun: hamstring  'ham,string
  1. One of the tendons at the back of the knee
    - hamstring tendon
Verb: hamstring (hamstrung)  'ham,string
  1. Make ineffective or powerless
    "The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules"
     
  2. Cripple by cutting the hamstring

Derived forms: hamstringing, hamstrings, hamstrung

Type of: bedevil, cripple, crucify, dun, frustrate, lame, rag, sinew, tendon, torment

Encyclopedia: Hamstring