- 1Any of five tendons at the back of a person’s knee: he pulled a hamstringMore 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.
- 1.1The great tendon at the back of a quadruped’s hock.More 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.
verb (past and past participle hamstrung)[with object] Back to top
- 1Cripple (a person or animal) by cutting their hamstrings.
- 1.1 (usually be hamstrung) Severely restrict the efficiency or effectiveness of: we were hamstrung by a total lack of knowledgeMore 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.