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  • v. To tie an animal's or someone's feet together; originally all four legs of a quadruped.
  • v. To render helpless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To tie as a hog is tied, all four feet together.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. tie together somebody's limbs


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  • As he settled his skinny limbs onto her, reaching to position himself, she pressed her legs together tight for a second, aware she could whip and hog-tie this boy any day of the week, but kissed him once, drawing his hands to her breasts, before she kneed him hard in his privates and pushed him off.

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  • Timken had resisted the impulse then, and now he wanted to hog-tie her and do what he should have done before.

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  • A cross between the hog-tie and wrestling, this event will separate the parents from the wannabes.

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  • When a boar was spotted, the dogs were released and they would fly at the boar, grab the closest piece of hide where they landed (usually an ear or foreleg) and the agents would 'hog-tie' the animal.

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  • If it were possible to, say, hog-tie John Harris with Wonder Woman's truth-compelling Golden Lasso, here's what he'd say about the Politico and Dick Cheney: they are in a co-dependent, enabling relationship.

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  • Once they were in, he chained a couple more Tuff Ties together so he could hog-tie the men.

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  • “All I saw was him do was hog-tie one skinny zom.”

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  • Benny slammed the door and shot the bolt, then leaned against it, panting, as if he had been the one to wrestle a zombie to the ground and hog-tie it.

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  • When I was a kid, they practically had to hog-tie me for my vaccinations.


  • And you are right that there is no way to predict the future, or hog-tie the unknowables.

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