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American English: /ˈhæmˌstrɪŋ/
British English: /ˈhamstrɪŋ/

Translation of hamstring in Spanish:


  • (of person) ligamento (masculine) de la corva
    (of horse) tendón (masculine) del corvejón or jarrete
    Example sentences
    • The lift is actually performed by the leg muscles (quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteus maximus) on the way up.
    • You must squat to build a symmetrical sexy lower body with a balance between the quadriceps and the hamstrings and gluteus maximus.
    • Your gluteus maximus and hamstrings are powerful hip extensors that are activated whenever you stand, sit or step up.
    Example sentences
    • Do not run down the rear of the leg when nearing the hock as it is easy to cut the hamstring and cause lameness.
    • They can go to the neck and slice the jugular vein and carotid artery; they can cut the hamstring above the hock; they can cut the band on top of the neck.

transitive verb past tense & past participle hamstrungPronunciation: /ˈhæmstrʌŋ/

  • 1 (render powerless) (usually passive) I was hamstrung: I couldn't help them
    estaba atado de pies y manos: no podía ayudarlos
    the project was hamstrung by lack of funds
    el proyecto se vio frustrado por falta de fondos
    Example sentences
    • His ability to bring reform to Brazil will be hamstrung by budget restrictions
    • Its construction has been hamstrung by numerous delays and corruption scandals.
    • But our currency is hamstrung by severe structural distortions in both the economic and financial spheres.
  • 2
    cortarle el tendón del corvejón or jarrete a
    Example sentences
    • He hammered the remnants of his blade into the chest of the one who shattered it, and jumped to avoid a swipe that would have hamstrung him.
    • Squall pushed aside the chair that Mathers was trying to hamstring him with.
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