Definition of bind or tie someone hand and foot in English:

bind (or tie) someone hand and foot

Tie someone’s hands and feet together.
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  • The robber turned on him as he was watching television, pulled out a six-inch bladed knife, tied him hand and foot, and left him gagged on the floor too terrified to move.
  • While under interrogation, Puiggrós was tied hand and foot and mistreated physically, but when workers attempted to help him they were threatened with harm.
  • Two men carrying handcuffs and leg irons came for him at his mother's home in Sacramento, Calif., shoved him into a van and bound him hand and foot.
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