Synonyms of hamstring in English:

hamstring

verb

  • 1 the enemy was trying to hamstring his horse
  • 2 we were hamstrung by a total lack of knowledge
    handicap, constrain, restrict, cripple, shackle, fetter, encumber, block, frustrate, cramp, bridle; hamper, hinder, obstruct, impede, inhibit, retard, baulk, thwart, foil, curb, delay, set back, slow down, hold back, hold up; restrain, check, curtail
    informal stymie
    North American informal bork
    literary trammel
    rare cumber
    [Antonyms] help
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