Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb tie together somebody's limbs

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • 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.

    The Best Reader Photos of July 2009

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

    Gideon’s war

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

    Gideon’s war

  • 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.

    The Best Reader Photos of July 2009

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

    Gideon’s war

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

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

  • 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.

    Good Country. People.

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

    Gideon’s war

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

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms

  • 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.

    William Bradley: Obama's Security Problems: The Media, Cheney and, Oh Yes, the Issue

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.