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Adjective: tongue-tied  'túng,tId
  1. Unable to express yourself clearly or fluently
    "felt tongue-tied with embarrassment";
    - incoherent
Verb: tongue-tie  ,túng'tI
  1. Deprive of speech
    "When he met his idol, the young man was tongue-tied"

See also: inarticulate, unarticulate

Type of: deprive

Encyclopedia: Tongue-tied