verb[with object] North American
- 1Secure (a person or animal) by fastening the hands and feet or all four feet together: they gagged him and hog-tied him to the front pewMore example sentences
- He was also hog-tied by several feet of hemp rope.
- Because if I see you even take one step out of that chair, I'm going to hog-tie you and gag you.
- Women from the cell block later recalled guessing what time it was according to how many people were hog-tied or hobbled.
- 1.1Impede or hinder greatly: the flood of regulations that are hog-tying our businessesMore example sentences
- Many see this as an indictment of football today - an honest man, hog-tied by forces of reaction, ultimately rendered powerless.
- Third, you may be hog-tied by stringent local ordinances or agencies.
- But competitors aren't necessarily similarly hog-tied by what may have worked in the past.
More definitions of hog-tieDefinition of hog-tie in:
- The US English dictionary