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hamstring

verb [T]  us   /ˈhæm·strɪŋ/ (past tense and past participle hamstrung  /ˈhæm·strʌŋ/ )

hamstring verb [T] (PREVENT)

to prevent an activity, or to block the effectiveness of someone or something: The company is hamstrung by its traditional but inefficient ways of doing business.

hamstring

noun [C]  us   /ˈhæm·strɪŋ/

hamstring noun [C] (MUSCLE)

a muscle at the back of the upper part of the leg: I played the whole game with a pulled hamstring (= injured muscle in the leg).
Translations of “hamstring”
in Vietnamese gân Hamstring…
in Spanish tendón de la corva…
in Thai เอ็นร้อยหวาย…
in Malaysian hamstring…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使受限制, 使難有作爲…
in Indonesian urat lutut…
in Russian подколенное сухожилие…
in Turkish diz arkası kirişi/kordonu, veter…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使受限制, 使难有作为…
in Polish mięsień (dwugłowy) uda…
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