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Definitions and Synonyms of hamstring | Another word for hamstring | What is hamstring?

Definition 1: one of the tendons at the back of the knee - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for hamstring in the sense of this definition

(hamstring is a kind of ...) a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment

Definition 2: cripple by cutting the hamstring - [verb of body]

(hamstring is a kind of ...) deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

"The accident has crippled her for life"

Definition 3: make ineffective or powerless - [verb of emotion]

Samples where hamstring or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teachers were hamstrung by the overly rigid schedules

(hamstring is a kind of ...) treat cruelly

"The children tormented the stuttering teacher"

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